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"Grow Quality Sweet Potatoes",  April 1950, N.C. Agricultural Extension Service Circular No. 353.  From the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History.  Used courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.


Sweet Potato

by Steven Case, 2007.
NC Government & Heritage Library.

The sweet potato was officially designated the State Vegetable by the General Assembly of 1995. (Session Laws, 1995, c. 521).

Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) as the Official State Vegetable. Their assignment led to the creation of this state symbol. The sweet potato is high in vitamins A and C and low in fat and was grown in North Carolina before the European colonization of North America.

References and additional resources:

"Sweet potatoes." 2010. NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Online at

North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. Online at

NASS QuickStats search page (Statistics from the USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Sweet Potato

Image credits:

N.C. Agricultural Extension Service. "Grow Quality Sweet Potatoes."  April 1950, N.C. Agricultural Extension Service Circular No. 353.  H.1993.427.190North Carolina Museum of History.  (accessed December 12, 2014).

"Sweet Potato." National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2005.




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I love sweet potatoes :3


I thought the state vegetable was a cabbage


why cabage


i love it




Iam in love


I'm Bubbles I want cheese


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