Garber Farms expands acreage of purple sweet potato variety
Iota, La.-based Garber Farms is expanding its acreage of a new purple-skin and purple-flesh variety of sweet potato.
Louisiana State University developed the currently unnamed purple variety, which is expected to grow well in the Louisiana climate, said Matt Garber, partner at Garber Farms.
“The purple color in vegetables is the most nutritious and it’s the same with sweet potatoes,” Garber said.
“Consumers also like color choices in buying any vegetables, and the purple color sells.”
Garber Farms is seeing a “definite demand” for a purple variety of sweet potato, he added.