Potatoes – Mix

$9.57

Perfect for the small garden – or even the patio potato grower, our 500-g Mixed Assortment of seed potatoes offers Sieglinde, Chieftan, Yukon Gold, Russian Blue, and Russian Banana Fingerlings. Subject to availability. Seed potatoes produce about ten times their own weight per potato. The taste and texture of home-grown potatoes are so much better than store bought, especially the early varieties.

Sold as tubers. Mailed or store pickup. Local delivery upon request.

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Local Delivery yes
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Description

Botanical name
Solanum tuberosum

Family
Solanaceae

Spacing
Plant seed potatoes one per square, eye side up.

Depth
Plant in a 10 cm (4″) deep trench.

Requirements
Potatoes thrive in acidic, well-drained, loose soil.

Germination
Sprouts from seed potatoes should emerge in 2 to 4 weeks, depending on soil temperature.

Pests
Aphids, flea beetles, leaf hoppers, blight, potato scab

Timing
Plant as soon as soil can be worked, but some crops could be ruined by a frost.

Growing
Potatoes need consistent moisture, so water regularly when tubers start to form. Hilling should be done before the potato plants bloom, when the plant is about 15 cm (6″) tall. Hoe the dirt up around the base of the plant in order to cover the root as well as to support the plant.

Harvest
End of season

Season
Cool, annual