THE 2023 SEASON IS HERE!
We have shipped out all our catalogs and are now accepting orders for the 2023 season! We look forward to providing you with our quality sweet potato plants or onion plants once again this year!
We will start shipping plants the 1st week of April if everything goes as planned.
1. If you are interested in the Centennial and Bunch Porto Rico varieties, we encourage you to note that a substitute MAY BE necessary. These 2 varieties are more limited this year due to the drought we experienced during the potato growing season.
2. Also, our Purple Passion variety is only available in quantities of 12 plants per order until next season.
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 “provide the best quality sweet potato plants and the best service possible.”
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 2023 spring garden!