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Harvesting - Potato





Fast Facts




Planting to Harvest Norland potatoes are ready in about 60 days. Mature potatoes 100-120 days. Blossoms are day-length induced and do not indicate maturity.
Average Yield 200 pounds per 100 feet of row
Recommended planting for a family of five 200'
Recommended Uses Boil, steam, stir-fry/saute, braise/stew, bake, deep fry, grill/broil, pressure cook, or microwave


Additional Information



Harvest Recommendations

Potatoes can be dug up as soon as they are large enough to eat, but for fall storage, wait for a couple of weeks after the frost kills the vines.

Avoid cutting or damaging tubers when digging and do not place nicked tubers in storage.

Cure newly dug potatoes for two weeks at 60 to 75 F, then store them in a cool place.

The ideal storage temperature is 40 . Temperatures above 50 encourages sprout growth. Temperatures below 35 causes sugar development and potatoes become sweet. Potato sweetness can be reversed by holding potatoes at room temperature for 10 to 14 days before using.

Storage and Preservation Methods

Best stored at 40 to 50 F. Cooked potatoes can be frozen and potatoes can be bottled by pressure canning methods.

 





Potato

Tips

Green that forms in potatoes exposed to the sun is caused by the formation of solenoids, which are mildly poisonous. Remove all green areas from potatoes when peeling.

 

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