Welcome to Steele Plant Company, LLC!
Steele Plant Company, Tennessee’s largest sweet potato plant dealer, was founded in 1953 in Gleason, Tennessee by Claude Steele and Dudley “Butch” Sanders. Claude was a produce man and Butch was a school teacher. At first, the sweet potato farm was designed to be a second income for the pair, but it quickly became a full-time business and family tradition.
Today, the Steele family continues this tradition … even the youngest members of the family helping out. The Steele Plant mission continues to be “provide the best quality sweet potato plants and the best service possible.”
**We are now accepting orders for the 2021 plant season.**
– Onions are available to ship now based on your temperature zone.
– Sweet potato plants will be available for shipping starting in mid April.
FUN FACT: Regular or ‘Irish’ potatoes are members of the nightshade family Solanaceae and the scientific name is Solanum Tuberosum. But sweet potatoes are members of the morning glory family and the scientific name is Ipomoca Batatas.
–Be sure to check out the suggested harvesting instructions for your sweet potato crop.
–Check the maturity date of the variety of sweet potato that you ordered so you can know when to harvest them.
Plan now to put the best quality sweet potato plants in your 2021 spring garden!
Thank you and please let us know if we can help in anyway!