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A prized potato

Customers from North Carolina to New York had reserved every Hayman sweet potato in W.T. Nottingham's field -- more than 4,000 pounds -- happy that they'd have Haymans for the holidays. He kept a waiting list for hopefuls.

 
 

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This is W.T. Nottingham's third season growing Haymans at his Pickett's Harbor Farms in Cape Charles, Va., and for a while, he feared he might fail.


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Haymans, an Eastern Shore sweet potato prized for generations
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