Growing yams/sweet potatoes?

Asked June 19, 2020, 7:04 PM EDT

Can I grow yams and sweet potatoes in Oregon?

Hood River County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Yams and sweet potatoes are entirely different plant species, and only sweet potatoes are grown here. The following Extension article lays out the requirements for successful sweet potato crops; if your conditions are such as indicated, it’s worth a try: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/osu-master-gardener-goes-sweet-potatoes Good luck!