Color Mix

Seed Potatoes

$30.00


The Color Mix is a tasty and colorful mixture of red, white, yellow and purple seed potatoes that will brighten up any dish! Each variety of potato in the Color Mix has approximately 8 potato seed pieces per pound. Usually 3-5 potatoes that can be cut into more pieces to plant. Minimum of 4lbs (1lbs of each variety).

Yukon Gold
Best seller and an excellent keeper! Attractive, smooth, thin yellow skin, shallow eyes, yellow flesh and uniform yields. If you like your fried potatoes golden brown, Yukon Gold will almost turn that color by themselves. However, with Yukon Gold, your mashed potatoes are golden and beautiful to both the eye and the taste. When first harvested, Yukon Gold shows unique pink eyes not seen in other yellow varieties. They are best when home grown!

All Blue
Brighten your meals with this tasty blue-purple potato! With deep blueish-purple skin and flesh that almost appears purple, here is another potato to brighten your table and your favorite potato salad. A family favorite for making awesome french fries or mashed potatoes. Abundant yields of medium sized oblong tubers.

Russet
Easy and adaptable red potato for home gardening.Most likely the easiest and most adaptable red potato there is to grow, not to mention the consistent flavor! Attractive deep red skin and eyes, white flesh. The tuber of choice for new potatoes or fresh eating. Red Pontiac came from Florida in 1945 so it grows well in both the South and North regions.

All Red
To say this potato is excellent, is an insult! Completely red! Both inside and out. A fun to cook with and delicious tasting potato.

If it is late in the season and we are out of a variety above, we will substitute the next closest variety.

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PRE-ORDER seed potatoes for 2019 spring delivery. See shipping schedule below.
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Learning Download: How to Grow Seed Potatoes

Potatoes are an excellent carb source and culinary staple that can be added to roasts, stews or as an addition to a meal. They come in various colors and shapes, such as the traditional Yukon gold to purple fingerling potatoes.

Before Planting: A day or two before planting, use a sharp, clean knife to slice the larger seed potatoes into two seeds. Each seed should be at least 1 1/2-2inches in size, and must contain at least 1 “eye” or bud. Smaller potatoes may be planted whole. Over the next couple days the cut side of the potato will form a thick callous over the cuts, which will help to prevent it from rotting once planted.

Planting: Potatoes may be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the early spring, but you must use good judgment. The soil should be evenly moist, but not wet or soggy. If the soil is water logged when you dig, not only will you risk “caking” the soil, your seed potatoes will probably rot before they even get started. Assume that you get on average 4 potato seeds per pound of potatoes. If you plant a seed potato, plant with the eye facing up in a trench dug 4 inches deep. For a 8 foot row, you will need 10 lbs; for a 25 foot row, 20 lbs; for a 50 foot row and for a 100 foot row, 40 lbs.

Watering: Water 1 to 2 inches per week.

Fertilizer: Potatoes crave nitrogen and phosphorous. Prior to planting, non-organic gardeners can use a standard 15-15-15 fertilizer and work it into the soil’s surface. To aid in potato growth, side dress freshly sprouted seeds with a mix of cottonseed meal, bone meal and green meal to increase the soil’s acidity. You can also add in kelp meal. During the growing season, feed the plants with fish emulsion or kelp extract every two weeks until the plants bloom. Then, six weeks after planting, side dress the potatoes with the same fertilizer mix used at planting but only half as much.

Days to Maturity: Potatoes are ready to harvest when the foliage begins to die back. (See each variety for days to maturity)

Harvesting: Cut the brown foliage off and leave the potatoes for 10 to 14 more days. Dig up the potatoes on a dry day but handle them gently as they bruise easily. Once harvested, store the potatoes in a cool, dark place for two weeks to allow for the skin to cure. Curing the skin allows for the potatoes to keep longer. Once cured, do not store potatoes near apples, as the apples make the potatoes go bad.

Tips: Once plants reach 6 inches tall but before they begin to flower, gardeners should start the hilling process. This helps prevent potato sunburn, which creates a chemical called solanine that turns the potato green. Solanine is toxic, so do not eat green potatoes. This process needs to be done every few weeks throughout the potato’s growing season.

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  1. Brenda Shults

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    What would be the finished yield of the 4# package? And do i need a trelis of some sort? Do they vine? Never grown potatoes before. And not much for direction afforded. How often watered, ph of soil and recommended growing medium. Using grow bag instead of ground as we are not allowed.

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      Noah Herron

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      Average Yields: Potato yields will vary but on average you can expect a 1:8 ratio. For every 1 seed potato planted expect 8 for harvest. This can vary widely depending on varieties, soil conditions and location. In weight, expect 3-5 lbs of potatoes for each plant.

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    • Brenda Shults

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      Are tvese certified virus free?

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    • Gerald Morris

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      Yes, all of our potatoes are certified virus free.

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Potato Shipping Schedule

We ship your seed potatoes at just the right time for planting in your area. The map and chart below identify your growing zone and show when your seed potatoes will arrive ready to plant.

Shipping Zones

Spring Shipping Schedule
Vegetable, Herb, & Flower Transplants, Sweet Potatoes
Zones Shipping Begins
8,9,10 April
6,7 May (Sweet Potatoes)
3,4,5 June
Spring Shipping Schedule
Potatoes, Fruit Plants, Onion Sets, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Horseradish, Spring Flower Bulbs
Zones Shipping Begins
8,9,10 March
6,7 March-April
3,4,5 April-May
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