In Wedneday’s “Garden Guy” column by Nick Sakovich, the last paragraph on yams should have read: Yams, on the other hand, are dry and starchy and rather bland, yellow or purple in color, and the skin is rough and a bit shaggy. Yams are native to North Africa and Asia. They range in size from that of a small potato up to 150 pounds. Yams are a primary agricultural crop in West Africa, where 95 percent of world’s yam crop is grown. Garnet, Jewel, and Beauregard are orange fleshed sweet potatoes that masquerade as yams in the local supermarkets. Due to an editing error, incorrect information appeared. The Tribune-Herald regrets the error.
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