Evaluating Yield & Quality of Commercial Sweet Potato Varieties in Louisiana

By Linda Benedict, LSU AgCenter

Sweet potatoes are the largest vegetable crop industry in Louisiana and contribute more than $75 million to the state economy each year. Since its inception in the 1930s, the LSU AgCenter sweet potato breeding program has produced several sweet potato varieties that became commercial standards for the industry, including Unit 1 Porto Rico, Centennial, Jewel and Beauregard.