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Planting - Potato





Planting Information




Seeding Rate Per Foot 1 plant per foot or 1 plant per 18"
Seeds Per Ounce Plants not started with seeds.
Space Between Plants 12"
Planting Depth 4"
Plant Height Tall
Plant Types Early, midseason and late
Favorite Varieties

Early: Red Norland(fair baking potato,) Norgold Russet (fair to good bakers,) White rose (not good for baking.)

Mid-season: Red Pontiac (high yield, stores well), Red LaSoda (good baker), Kennebec-White (satisfactory baker).

Late Season: Russet Burbank-White (excellent baker, stores well), Butte Russet-White (University of Idaho, resistant to growth defects, disease resistant)

Seed Viability (Years) Not typically planted from seed.
Seed Germination Seed potatoes may be planted when soil temperatures reach 50 F
Germination Time Potatoes sprout when conditions are correct.


Planting Instructions



Cut seed potatoes into sections including 2 to 3 eyes in each section. Each section should be a minimum of 1 1/2" to 2" or larger. A six ounce potato will generally make 3 or 4 pieces. Small seed potatoes will not need cutting.

Cut pieces should be allowed to suberize (dry) for 7 to 10 days before planting, but can be planted just after cutting if necessary.

Place cut parts of tubers in rows 4" deep and 12" to 18" apart in rows spaced 2' to 3' feet apart. If planting in beds, space plants 12" to 15" apart in both directions.

 

 

Potato

Tips

Leftover grocery potatoes do not make good seed potatoes. Many have been treated with sprout inhibitors which keep them from sprouting effectively.

 

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