Seed Potatoes

Red Thumb Potatoes Organic

Red Thumb Potatoes Organic

XP717

NEW! Early-season 70-90 days. This spud gets a thumbs up, both in the garden and in the kitchen! Extremely uniform tubers grow to approximately 1 inch in diameter and 3-4 inches long. Smooth red skin, shallow eyes, and brilliant reddish-pink flesh makes this attractive heirloom potato a joy to present and enjoy at the table.

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.