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Harvesting: Cut the brown foliage off and leave the potatoes for 10 to 14 more days. Dig up the potatoes on a dry day but handle them gently as they bruise easily. Once harvested, store the potatoes in a cool, dark place for two weeks to allow for the skin to cure. Curing the skin allows for the potatoes to keep longer. Once cured, do not store potatoes near apples, as the apples make the potatoes go bad.

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Planting: Potatoes may be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the early spring, but you must use good judgment. The soil should be evenly moist, but not wet or soggy. If the soil is water logged when you dig, not only will you risk “caking” the soil, your seed potatoes will probably rot before they even get started. Assume that you get on average 4 potato seeds per pound of potatoes. If you plant a seed potato, plant with the eye facing up in a trench dug 4 inches deep. For a 8 foot row, you will need 10 lbs; for a 25 foot row, 20 lbs; for a 50 foot row and for a 100 foot row, 40 lbs.

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Spring seed potatoes will ship at the appropriate time for your planting zone. The chart below estimates when your seed potatoes will arrive. You will receive an email notifying you when your seed potatoes ship giving you a few days to prepare for planting.

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Watering: Water 1 to 2 inches per week.

Before Planting: A day or two before planting, use a sharp, clean knife to slice the larger seed potatoes into two seeds. Each seed should be at least 1 1/2-2inches in size, and must contain at least 1 “eye” or bud. Smaller potatoes may be planted whole. Over the next couple days the cut side of the potato will form a thick callous over the cuts, which will help to prevent it from rotting once planted.

All Blue, Dakota Pearl, Kennebec, Red Norlan, Red LaSota, Red Pontiac, Yukon Gold

Red La Soda is a main season cultivar that is primarily grown in the southeastern U.S. It is harvested in the winter months as a fresh market variety.

DAKOTA PEARL
An improved Kennebec type potato but with higher yields. Large, white
baking potato. Great for an early potato. Stores well.

Notice: Can not ship potatoes to
California or Idaho.

Description

YUKON GOLD 70 days
An early golden fleshed potato! One of the best eating potatoes available. Yellow skinned with pink colored eyes and has a creamy
yellow, buttery flavored delicious flesh. Great taste. Stores well.

ALL BLUE 120 days
This one is blue all the way through. Semi-fingerling specialty type potato. Flesh is a lavender color.

KENNEBEC 85 days
Mid-season to late. The most popular white potato sold. Thin, white skinned with shallow eyes. Good choice for home gardens and stores well. Very resistant to early & Late Blight and Mosaic Virus.

Additional information

Our potatoes are all Certified Blue Tag (#1) seed potatoes unless otherwise indicated. Certified Yellow Tag may have some hollow hearts which should not affect growability or quality. Potatoes are usually available in early March. For best choice, order in January and tell us when you want them. Potatoes are usually available around March 1. We will begin taking orders around mid December and stop when we run out. In the comments section on the check out sheet, indicate when you would like delivery. If they don’t appear in your cart when you order them, they are gone.

RED PONTIAC 90 days
Late season red potato. Solid tubers with a thin red skin. Does well in heavy heavy soil. A good keeping potato.

La soda seeds

For best production, potatoes need full sun. They do best in a loose, welldrained, slightly acid soil. Poorly drained soils often cause poor stands and low yields. Heavy soils can cause the tubers to be small and rough.

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Most of the potatoes should weigh 6 to 12 ounces at harvest. You can harvest small “new potatoes” during the growing season by carefully digging beside the plants with your fingers.

Diseases

The most common types of Irish potatoes are red or white. Most red varieties store longer than do white varieties; on the other hand, most white varieties have better cooking qualities than red varieties.