A few years ago I grew a wonderful white sweet potato variety named "Sumor". It was extremely vigorous and produced a large amount of white-fleshed potatoes that were not very sweet and could be used much as one would white potatoes. Since I preferred the more common orange-fleshed sweet varieties, I eventually quit growing it, even though it outproduced the others. Now I'm living with a partner who is allergic to white potatoes, but can eat sweet potatoes and we are thinking that white sweet potaotoes that are not too sweet (like this "Sumor") would be ideal to try. But I cannot find it anywhere online. Just wondering if anyone is familiar with it, has some slips to share, or knows about any other varieties of white or nearly white sweet potatoes that are NOT sweet?
Steele Plant Company, LLC, P.O. Box 191, Gleason, TN 38229, (901) 648-5476. You can call and request a catalog or to learn more about the varieties and prices, go to their web site at http://www.sweetpotatoplant.com. They sell sweet potato plants: Beauregard, "Bunch" Porto Ricos, Centennial, Georgia Jet, Nancy Hall, New Jewel, Red Jewell, Sumor, Vardaman & White Yams. Selling plants is their business.
SC Foundation Seed Association, 1162 Cherry Road, Box 349952-9952, (864) 656-2520, Clemson, SC 29634-9952. (Roots & Plants: Beauregard, Carolina Bunch, Excel, Hernandez, Jewel, Regal, Southern Delite, Sumor). All plants and roots are produced under rigid standards to insure physical quality, trueness and freedom from disease and pests. Plants and roots are inspected and certified by Clemson University Seed Certification Department and the South Carolina Plant Industry Department. The plants or roots are sold by the pound and shipped in early April. All orders must be received by March 31. Shipments cannot be made to California, Arizona and Hawaii.
I think the "sweetpotatoblessings" site is using old information. Steele Plant Company does not offer Sumor this year, and unfortunately being in California takes the SC Foundation off the table for me. Another white or nearly white variety could work as long as it's not sweet. But information on them is limited. Right now I'm perusing Sand Hill Preservation Center's list. They seem to have the largest selection of sweet potato varieties available mailorder anywhere, bar none. I've used it to get my three standby orange varieties started (by looking through and picking out ten likely candidates, and then growing these out and evaluating them in my system, including the ease of propagating them from one year to the next whether by vines or by tubers). But no Sumor!