Seed Potatoes

Mountain Rose Potatoes Organic

Mountain Rose Potatoes Organic

XP707

Early-season 70-90 days. Gorgeous, rosy-skinned and fleshed tubers, these versatile, all-purpose spuds are deliciously moist but not waxy textured. Mountain Rose is extra nutritious and high in antioxidants. Excellent baked, mashed or fried. Semi-erect plants are disease resistant and highly productive.

Potatoes begin shipping mid-March and shipping continues until we are sold out. We will prioritize orders for warmer zones to ship first and will avoid shipping to cooler zones until threat of freezing has diminished. Order early for best availability.

PLEASE READ: Not available to Canada.

Two Pounds
  • XP707/C
  • Sold Out
    For 2018.
  • $16.95
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Seed DepthEyes per PieceSeed SpacingRow Spacing
4-6"312"24-36"


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.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Potatoes prefer fertile, loose, well-drained soil
• Forking beds is recommended
• Apply a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus such as bone meal — use 5-7 pounds per 100 square feet
• Proper soil pH of 5.2-6.0 will help avoid scab
• Irrigate thoroughly when needed, allow the soil to dry out somewhat before watering again
Hilling: as plants grow, cover with soil, mulch, or compost, while leaving top-growth exposed
• Repeat hilling process 3-4 times throughout season

Direct Sowing
• Plant potatoes up to 3 weeks before your last frost date
• Larger potatoes can be cut into smaller pieces to use as seed — allow the cut potato to heal before planting to prevent rot (2-3 days at 70°F)

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Colorado potato beetle, tuber flea beetle, potato aphid, potato psyllid, potato tuber worm/moth
Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
Common diseases: Early and late blight, white mold, botrytis, leaf roll virus, mosaic virus, verticilium wilt, potato scab
Disease prevention: 4-year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
• "New" potatoes can be harvested from early varieties beginning 60 days after planting
• Once top-growth dies down, leave in the ground for 2 weeks and then harvest
• Dig tubers carefully, brush off soil and allow skins to dry before storing
• Standard potatoes yield about 10 times the amount originally planted
• Fingerling potatoes yield 15-20 times the amount originally planted
• Store in a dark location; 40-45°F and 90% relative humidity
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Super-producer with a history
Feb 26, 2015  |  By Lee in Iowa
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Settlers in Ohio raved about Mtn. Rose potatoes in the 1840s & 1850s--how much more productive it was, flavorful, holding well in storage. I was thrilled to find it available--and in my heavy Iowa soil, it's the highest producer I've ever had, by far. Great flavor, fun color, bakes & boils well, and holds all winter in cold storage. My go-to potato from now on.
Yum!
Jul 1, 2013  |  By Karen Kennedy
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I just had my first new potato tonight and these were heavenly. One of those epic potato experiences I plan to repeat.
Excellent Potato!
Dec 21, 2012  |  By Jeff
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I grew Mountain Rose for the first time last year, and this will be a regular from now on. They taste great, produce heavy, and the reddish interior is quite a show-stopper in some dishes. I made mashed potatoes with them once and they looked like light pink cotton candy. Their flavor is wonderful.