“DEAR SWEET POTATO LOVER,

Our family are honored, humbled and really excited to be able to offer what we believe to be the best sweet-potato varieties in the world – especially because they’ve been grown in our fertile black clay soils without any residue traceable. Some of these varieties burst with flavor and pure goodness, making a healthy diet super easy. We as a family would love to be your sweet potato supplier if you would have us.

Yours sincerely,
The Langplaas family”

ORLEANS SWEET POTATO

‘Orleans’ is in many ways a twin to ‘Beauregard’ – and at the same time a significant improvement. It has a smooth light rose skin and deep orange flesh with a much more consistent shape as Beauregard. We love its flavor together with its moist flesh when baked. A very popular orange flesh variety.

SKIN COLOUR

Light rose skin
indistinguishable from
Beauregard..

FLESH COLOUR

Orange flesh with in intensity
similar to Beauregard.

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate to Resistant
• Root knot: Susceptible
• Fusarium wilt: Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Resistant
• Bacterial soft rot: Susceptible (Beauregard is Susceptible)
• Fusarium root rot: Resistant

EVANGELINE SWEET POTATO

‘Evangeline’ is a premium orange flesh organic sweet potato variety with excellent flavor and texture. It has a deep orange flesh and a beta carotene content is 40% greater than the standard variety ‘Beauregard’. The skin is slightly red at harvest but fades to rose in storage. The flavor is unique and lovely. It is bit picky on soil types which makes it difficult to grow. As we find the “sweet
spot” for it’s ideal growing conditions on our sweet potato farm, we will have limited volumes to offer in the 2020 season.

SKIN COLOUR

Light rose skin; fades in
storage; slightly more red
than Beauregard at harvest.

FLESH COLOUR

Intense deep orange flesh.

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate – Resistant
• Root knot: Highly Resistant
• Fusarium wilt: Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Resistant
• Sclerotial blight: Susceptible
•Fusarium root rot: Resistant

BELLEVUE

Bellevue is a beauty! Super smooth copper skinned organic sweet potato variety with superior storage qualities and shelf life. It is a bit less sweet compared to Orleans and has a very moist flesh. A variety that we believe compares well with Covington, but is better in terms of uniformity, skin color, shelf life and smooth texture. One of the most showy roots on the market!

SKIN COLOUR

Cooper Skin.

FLESH COLOUR

Bright Orange Flesh.

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate – Resistant
• Root knot: Highly Resistant
• Fusarium wilt: Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Intermediate
• Bacterial soft rot: Very Susceptible

BONITA

‘Bonita’ is a real culinary delight. It was developed for the growing appetite for white flesh sweet potatoes. It has a very smooth texture (almost melting like butter in your mouth), 28% dry matter content and something unique – a delicate nutty flavor. ‘Bonita’ has a pink blushed creamy color skin as it’s albino twin called ‘White Bonita’ has a bright white skin. We would love to be your Bonita sweet potato supplier!

SKIN COLOUR

Light tan skin with a pink cast
at harvest; fades in storage.

FLESH COLOUR

White with a tinge of yellow;
‘O’ Henry’ has a more yellow
flesh.

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate
• Root knot: Highly Resistant
• Fusarium wilt: Intermediate – Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Susceptible
• Sclerotial blight: Intermediate
• Fusarium root rot: Resistant

BEAUREGARD

Developed at Louisiana State University in 1987, this variety may be the most well known orange-flesh variety in the sweet-potato world. It is an old variety and has been improved with a new variety ‘Orleans’ through the hard work of sweet-potato breeder and friend Dr. Don Labonte at the Louisiana State University. Most sweet potato farms do not grow Beauregard anymore (including us) as Orleans are much better. See our organic sweet potato called “Orleans.”

SKIN COLOUR

Cooper Skin.

FLESH COLOUR

Bright Orange Flesh.

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate – Resistant
• Root knot: Highly Resistant
• Fusarium wilt: Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Intermediate
• Bacterial soft rot: Very susceptible

BURGUNDY

‘’Burgundy’ is a new and astoundingly flavorsome variety. It has a deep orange flesh, red skin and is very consistent in shape. But the most amazing thing is the sugar content in cured ‘Burgundy’ roots – it is nearly twice as high as in Orleans. In the words of some who have tasted it “it‘s simply AMAZING”. Unfortunately we are still increasing and importing planting material for this variety and thus will not be able to be your sweet potato supplier for Burgundy in 2020. Watch this space!

SKIN COLOUR

Red.

FLESH COLOUR

Deep orange flesh

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate – Resistant
• Root knot: Highly Resistant
• Fusarium wilt: Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Susceptible
• Bacterial soft rot: Intermediate – Susceptible

BLESBOK

“Blesbok” is a South African organic sweet potato variety with a white flesh and purple skin. It is by far the most popular sweet potato in South Africa and has been extensively planted. The purple skin and creamy white flesh of this tuber encapsulates the traditional sweet potato flavour of our country. Its yield and susceptibility to diseases is not the best product on our sweet potato farm, but we have mastered its cultivation.

SKIN COLOUR

Purple skin.

FLESH COLOUR

White flesh.

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate
• Root knot: Intermediate
• Fusarium wilt: Susceptible
• Rhizopus soft rot: Resistant
• Fusarium root rot: Susceptible

BAYOU BELLE

BAYOU BELLE is a new deep orange flesh, red/purple skinned sweet potato. Sugar content is similar to Evangeline; however it has a more firm texture when baked making it ideal for fries. Thats why it is one of the most popular varieties for processors.

SKIN COLOUR

Red to purple skin; fades
slightly in storage, but very
different from the light rose
skin of Beauregard.

FLESH COLOUR

Deep orange flesh,
intermediate between
Evangeline and Beauregard

Susceptible / Resistance to common diseases:

• Soil rot: Intermediate – Resistant
• Root knot: Intermediate to Resistant
• Fusarium wilt: Resistant
• Rhizopus soft rot: Highly Resistant
• Fusarium root rot: Resistant

PURPLE

Purple sweet potato is becoming known as the superfood of super-foods. At our Langplaas sweet potato farm, we are continually doing trials selecting the most promising purple-flesh varieties in light of their shades of purple, textures and flavor from many years of breeding at Louisiana State University. ‘Sakura’ is our lilac purple selection with superior skin, shape, texture when baked and a surprisingly sweet flavor. When you’ve had ‘Sakura” from our farm, you will not eat ‘Stokes Purple’ again. ‘.

SKIN COLOUR

Purple skin

FLESH COLOUR

Purple flesh

If you would like to have us as your Sweet Potato Supplier for all your organic sweet potatoes or any of our other product ranges, please contact us and we will be happy to serve you. We also supply Carrots, Beetroot, Butternut and more!

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LANGPLAAS BOERDERY
CNR R566 & R512
BRITS, 0250
SOUTH AFRICA

GERT@LANGPLAAS.CO.ZA
EVERT@LANGPLAAS.CO.ZA

012 252 3653

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