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help! my sweet potato has a soft end?!

jen223 | Feb 10, 201503:19 PM

I got a couple of gigantic sweet potatoes in my CSA share last Thursday. I was just about to roast one but its end is completely soft! I'd say the potato is 8 inches in length, with 2 inches on the narrow end soft. Not "not as firm"... I'm talking mushy soft.

Can I still eat this thing? I'm thinking about cutting off the soft spot and roasting the rest of it. Is there some sweet potato soft spot disease I'm not aware of?

The other potato (which I'm roasting now) is completely firm, but it has a round blackish spot on it, maybe 1 inch in diameter. I'm assuming this is OK.

Would've thought my potatoes would be fine since they are direct from the farmer, but I've honestly never seen a less than perfect sweet potato!


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