Godwin Produce Company
Products
Our Varieties 
     At Godwin Produce Company, we offer our commercial customers the three most popular varieties of sweet potatoes, each with its own unique appearance and taste.
 Covington
Our newest, bushy variety, the Covington, is very uniform in shape with exceptional results. A high-quality eating variety, it has rose-colored skin that is slightly darker than Beauregard with a moist, orange flesh. 
 
   Beauregard
A bushy, vine-type sweet potato and has rose-colored skin with light, moist, orange flesh. It resists cracking and is an excellent yielder with a shorter (90-day) growing season.
 Hernandez
A longer-season variety of 120 days, this vine-type, very sweet variety produces very uniform roots with excellent yield. Dark orange skin with deep orange flesh.
 
Our Packaging 
   At Godwin Produce Company, we know that not every customer has the same needs, so we have developed a full line of sweet potato product packages. 

 

Our classic "Godwin Produce Company" and "Sweet Carolina" brand U.S. # 1’s are available in various count sizes in the industry's standard 40-pound carton. These top-quality, mechanically-sized, and hand-selected Beauregard, Covington, and Hernandez varieties are shipped in both of these cartons to destinations around the country.


“Godwin's Blue Ribbon" brand jumbos are a superior grade of larger sweet potatoes. Not just large sweet potatoes thrown together, our jumbos exceed U.S.D.A. standards. Depending on customer preference, these sweet potatoes may be further graded and sized for ideal “steak house" baking potatoes to be used in restaurant chains and foodservice businesses.
 What's in a Name?
 
 What we market as yams are really sweet potatoes. Here are some facts you may not have known about "Nature’s Health Food" - - sweet potatoes.
  • Yams, as the U.S. industry and general public perceive them, are actually sweet potatoes with a vivid orange color and a soft moist consistency when cooked and tend to have a sweeter flavor. Other varieties of sweet potatoes are lighter skinned and have a firmer, drier texture when cooked.
  • Sweet potatoes have smooth skins that can vary in color, depending on the variety, from pale yellow to deep purple to vivid orange. Flesh colors can range from light yellow to pink, red, or orange.
  • The American yam is a copper-colored sweet potato with a golden-red flesh that is moist when cooked and has a sweeter flavor than the drier varieties. They are grown primarily in the South, most notably North Carolina (33,000 acres) and Louisiana with California, Mississippi, Alabama, New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina following. Other varieties, grown in California and the North around New Jersey, have a flesh that is light yellow or pale orange in color and are drier and stay firmer when cooked.

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