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Though sweet potatoes are usually thought of as a fall crop, they are available year-round (luckily). In the most perfect conditions (a cool, dry, dark place, and NOT the refrigerator), you can store sweet potatoes 3 to 4 weeks.

For recipes and tips for cooking with sweet potatoes, see 7 Ways with Sweet Potatoes.

Marge Perry
Sep, 2011
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