Welcome to Steele Plant Company, LLC!
Steele Plant Company 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 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 2019 shipping season. We ship LIVE vegetable plants so study the shipping map under the Information page to see when we recommend shipping to you. Onion orders are shipping now according to area unless there is a special shipping date request. WE DO NOT START SHIPPING SWEET POTATO PLANTS UNTIL ABOUT MID APRIL. You may indicate a shipping date that works best for you in the note section as you check out. But remember, we cannot protect the plants during transit. They cannot be insulated from cold temperatures in the back of a USPS or UPS truck. But if you are going to be out of town when your plants would normally be sent, please let us know in the note section and we will try to adjust the shipping time accordingly.
Be sure to notice the general maturity date listed with each variety of Sweet Potatoes.
Thank you and please let us know if we can help in anyway!