Can I leave sweet potatoes in the ground during the winter?
It’s best to harvest sweet potatoes before the first frost. Freezing temperatures can damage the tubers, leading to rotting and loss of quality.
How long can sweet potatoes stay in the ground?
The ideal harvest time for sweet potatoes varies depending on the variety, but it typically ranges from 90 to 120 days after planting. Leaving them in the ground for much longer can result in undesirable changes in taste and texture.
Are sweet potatoes safe to eat if they have been left in the ground for too long?
Sweet potatoes that have been left in the ground for an extended period may become tough, woody, and less flavorful. While they may still be technically safe to eat, the quality and taste will be greatly diminished.