Re: [gardeners] Getting ready already

Ron Hay (
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 15:16:18 -0800

Hi, Penny,

Technically all the things we call yams in this country are sweet
potatoes; some are just darker, some lighter. The yam is a tropical
tuber that will not grow in most of North America, odd as it may seem

I grew up with that dichotomy in my home on Long Island, too, with the
lighter variety being referred to as "sweet potatoes," FWIW