Seed Potatoes

Red Pontiac sub for Sangre Potatoes Organic

Red Pontiac sub for Sangre Potatoes Organic

XP712

Early season 70-90 days. From the heart of the garden, Red Pontiac is one of the finest quality red-skinned potatoes. The appealing, oval, white-fleshed tubers have smooth, thick, deep red skins and shallow eyes. With exquisite creamy texture they are unmatched baked or boiled. Medium-sized plants set fairly shallow roots and high yields for easy harvest.

Our seed potatoes are shipped from early-March through May.

Sorry, not available to Canada.

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Solanum tuberosum Our favorite comfort food has proven to be an amazing source of nutrients and nourishment. High in vitamins, such as vitamin C, they rival broccoli as a source of phytonutrients. We offer only certified organic and disease-free seed potatoes. Easy to grow, we will include complete cultural directions with each order.
CULTURE: Potatoes grown in loose, well-drained soil produce the best yield. Up to 3 weeks before your last frost date, plant seed potatoes 4-6 inches deep, 12 inches apart, in rows 12-24 inches apart. Larger potatoes can be cut to use as seed. Be sure to leave at least 3 eyes per piece. If soils are heavy, plant 2-3 inches deep and cover with 2-3 inches of mulch. Irrigate heavily when needed, and allow the soil to dry out somewhat before watering again. Mulching will help prevent sunscald. Apply a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus. Bone meal is a good choice. Use 5-7 pounds per 100 square feet.
HARVEST: Many varieties die-down on their own to let you know they are ready to harvest. If the plants are still growing and your potatoes have reached that perfect size, you can stop growth by breaking or cutting off the plant foliage. Potatoes should be left in the ground for about 2 weeks after vines have died or have been cut down. This allows the skins to set and increases storage ability. Standard potatoes yield about 10 times the amount originally planted. Fingerling potatoes yield from 15 to 20 times the amount originally planted.
STORAGE: Store potatoes in a relatively dry location and at the lowest temperature possible without freezing.
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the long awaited
Oct 12, 2012  |  By Tatiana Podstavkova
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I am originally from Russia and over there we wait until the plant whither before digging up the potatoes. I've only known it to be done that way. The reason we ordered this variety was because it was early season. To my surprise the plants did not whither 90 days after planting like the package said. Nor did they whither a month or even two months after. Finally after the first frost the tops died off. But the wait was well well worth it. It was the first time I've ever planted potatoes myself and it was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life to pull at the plant and have the roots come up overloaded with potatoes! The yield was amazing!
Sangre Potatoes
Feb 18, 2012  |  By AKchris
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Wonderful flavor. Our favorite so far. Produced well.