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Potato Tubers

Product ID: 2219

The best-eating early russet.

Medium-large russeted tubers with dry, white flesh that store well and are suitable for baking and frying. Resistant to hollow heart; moderate resistance to verticillium wilt, blackspot, and scab.

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5 Pounds

$17.80
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25 Pounds

$21.00
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50 Pounds

$31.50
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Potatoes ship from late March through early April when weather moderates to avoid freezing in transit. Shipping schedule (subject to change due to inclement weather): Last Week of March: AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, NM, OK, SC, TN, TX First Week of April: CO, CT, DE, DC, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, RI, UT, VA, WA, WV Second Week of April: AK, ID, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NY, SD, VT, WI, WY 25 and 50 lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. Physical address required for delivery (no PO Boxes).
CULTURE: Potatoes grow best in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. 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 to protect developing tubers from greening. Repeat hilling process as plants grow until hills are about 12" high.
DISEASES: The best disease control is fertile soil, crop rotation, and consistent moisture.
INSECT PESTS:
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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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Solanum tuberosum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
Midseason
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual