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Russian Banana

Russian BananaPotato Tubers


Product ID: 2874

Best-known fingerling type.

Small plants produce large sets of small, banana-shaped tubers with light-yellow skin and flesh. Excellent for roasting, boiling, and salads. Moderate resistance to common scab. Organic tubers are also available.

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   Late

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI

This product cannot be shipped to Canada

This product cannot be shipped outside the United States or Canada

SHIPPING NOTES: Seed potatoes ship in late March to early April when weather moderates to avoid freezing in transit.

Shipping schedule (subject to change due to inclement weather):
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Potatoes cannot be shipped outside of the U.S. or to U.S. territories.

25 and 50 lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. Additional "zone" shipping charges apply and will be added at checkout. Please provide a physical address (no PO Boxes).

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Growing Information


CULTURE: Potatoes grow best in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Johnny's potatoes are Maine-grown Certified Seed Potatoes. Cut tubers into pieces roughly 1 1/2-2 oz. (1-1 1/4" diameter) each, with at least one "eye" per piece. Small tubers may be planted whole. Potatoes can be planted in early to mid-spring as they tolerate cool soil and moderate frost. Plant seed pieces 2-3" deep, 12" apart, in rows 30-36" apart. Plants will emerge 2-3 weeks later. When the plants are 6-8" tall, "hill" them by mounding soil from each side of the row about 4" high along the base of the plants. Repeat hilling process as plants grow until hills are about 12" high. Hilling protects developing tubers from "greening".
DISEASES: The best disease control is fertile soil, crop rotation, and consistent moisture.
Row covers work well to exclude insect pests such as Colorado potato beetles, aphids, and leafhoppers. Otherwise, scout for yellow-orange potato beetle eggs on undersides of leaves and crush them; manually remove and dispose of larvae and adults. Potato beetles can also be controlled with a spinosad insecticide.
HARVEST: Small, "new" potatoes can be harvested beginning about 7-8 weeks after planting. Main crop tubers are harvested in fall. After foliage has died back, leave tubers in the ground for 2 weeks to set skin. Dig tubers, brush off soil, and allow skins to dry before storing. Store in a cool but not freezing (40°F/4.4°C) dark, humid place.
AVG. PLANTING RATE: 10 lb./80-100' at 12" spacing; 110 lb./1,000'; 1,600 lb./acre in rows 36" apart.
SEED SPECS: avg. 8-10 pieces/lb.; fingerling type: avg. 20 pieces/lb.

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