|Muller, J. - CLEMSON UNIVERSITY|
|Sullivan, M. - CLEMSON UNIVERSITY|
|Dukes, SR., P. - DECEASED|
Submitted to: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: September 15, 2003
Publication Date: December 15, 2003
Citation: Bohac, J., Jackson, D.M., Muller, J.D., Sullivan, M.J., Dukes, Sr., P.D. 2003. Notice of release of Liberty, a multiple pest-resistant, dry-fleshed sweetpotato. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Washington DC, and South Carolina Agriculture Extension Service, Clemson, SC. Interpretive Summary: This is a Germplasm Release, no Interpretive Summary Required.
Technical Abstract: The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the South Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Research System, Clemson University, have developed a new sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] cultivar named Liberty. Liberty is a Boniato-type sweetpotato that exhibits multiple resistances to insects and nematodes. These resistances and its attractive storage roots with a scarlet skin color and cream flesh color make Liberty a desirable cultivar for markets that prefer a dry, mild-flavored sweetpotato. The new cultivar is also suitable for organic growers and home gardeners.