concerning ornamental sweet potato vines

Asked November 7, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

My ornamental sweet potato vines produced what looks like sweet potatoes. Would they be edible?

Floyd County Kentucky

1 Response

The tubers are edible, technically. In other words, if you eat one it will not harm you. However, ornamental sweet potatoes are bred for the foliage, not their tubers, and consequently the tubers will not be tasty like a crop variety.