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Potato Red Norland

Red Norland is a favorite for steaming. Early, you'll have small red 'new potatoes, & later, larger ones both red and round.

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Price: $8.95

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SKU 3POTA8
Common Name Potato
Botanical Name Solanum tuberosum
Light Requirements Full Sun
How to Grow Direct Sow
Planting Time Cool Season
Seed Spacing Space 18" apart
Days to Germination Potatoes should germinate within 2 weeks with the right soil temperature.
Days to Harvest Potatoes should be harvested 2 weeks after the vines have died back.
In the Kitchen Baking, Roasting
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Additional Information Great for baking, french fries and potato salads
Is It Storable? Stores well through the winter
Prohibited In Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina
Ships to Canada No
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Description
8 Certified Red Norland Seed Potatoes

Have you ever tasted home grown potatoes? Some say there is no comparison to store bought potatoes. Home grown potatoes are fresher, more flavorful and healthier for you. A small number of seed potatoes will yield a few buckets of potatoes ready to eat and enjoy and can even be stored throughout the winter months.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Potatoes must have well-drained, moisture retentive, fertile soil that is high in organic matter and a pH between 5.0 and 6.0. Do not use a lime soil, the soil should be slightly acidic.
2. To prevent disease problems, do not plant potatoes in the same bed as tomatoes.
3. Potatoes should be rotated on a 3 year program. This means, you need 3 suitable sites if you want to grow potatoes every year.

SEED PREPARATION:
1. Before planting set your seed potatoes in a warm location (between 60-70 degrees F.) in full sun such as on a kitchen window sill, for one to two weeks. This will induce sprouting.
2. One day before planting, take a sharp, clean knife and cut the potato into planting pieces or “seeds”. Each piece should be approximately 1.5-2” square and must contain at least 1 or 2 eyes. (Eyes can be identified as the indentations or dimples on a potato). Small potatoes with a minimal amount of eyes may be planted whole. Allow “seeds” to dry and form a callous over their cuts.

Planting Instructions:
1. Plant potatoes after your last frost date, furthermore potatoes will not grow until your soil temperature is over 50 degrees F.
2. Dig a trench 1 foot deep and add compost at the bottom of the trench where it will be most beneficial to newly forming roots.
3. Place potato seeds 18” apart and 3-4” deep inside the trench, with the cut side down and eyes pointing upwards. Cover potato seeds with about 3-4” of soil only. Do not fill the trench completely.
4. Depending on the soil temperature, stems will emerge from the potato seeds within 2 weeks. At this time add another 3-4” of soil into the trench.
5. Your crop of potatoes will form between the planted potato seeds and the top of the soil. When the stems are about 8” high, add another 3-4” of soil into the trench.
6. Add another 3-4” of soil to your trench within 2-3 weeks as the stems continue to grow.
7. At this point add a small amount of soil (1-2”) as needed to ensure new potatoes are not exposed to sunlight. If new potatoes are exposed to sunlight while developing, they will turn green. This green portion may be toxic if eaten.
8. Water your potatoes well and frequently and keep them weed free.

HARVEST TIME:
In general, potatoes should not be harvested until 2 weeks after the vines have died back. This allows the skin to set and reduces skin peeling, bruising and rotting while in storage. After harvesting, immediately store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Gently dig around the plant removing the largest tubers with an option of leaving the smaller ones in the ground to keep growing.
For a late harvest you may wait until 2 to 3 weeks after thr goliage has died back.
If by the end of September the foliage has not died back yet, all the foliage should be cut off to ensure your crop has ample time to mature before winter.

PLANTING TIPS:
To maximize your crop, keep potaotes well watered throughout the summer but especially during the period when they are in flower and immediately thereafter. Water early in the day, this allows foliage to dry completely before the evening. If you do not have the space to dig a large trench, some creative gardeners have used garbage cans or four old tires to grow potatoes with great success.

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5.0

Productive

By PegNM

from Santa Fe, NM

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Pros

  • Large Potatoes
  • Very Good Producer

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eating

    Comments about American Meadows Potato Red Norland:

    This red potato has been very productive since mid-summer. Tastes good.

     
    5.0

    wonderful service

    By Gardenerjojo

    from wisconsin

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          Comments about American Meadows Potato Red Norland:

          we have not harvested these potatoes yet, I would like to comment on the service we received when we called American Meadows a few weeks ago. We had planted 2 types of potatoes and 1 type had flowered and the other had not. when we called to get some advice, they were very helpful and actually looked into the situation and called us back a day or 2 later with an answer. they were very friendly and helpful. The lack of flowers was related to the kind of potato, no problem !

           
          5.0

          Good taters

          By Griff

          from Redding Ca

          About Me Casual Hobbyist, Survivor

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • EASY

          Cons

          • Earwigs love it

          Best Uses

          • Food

          Comments about American Meadows Potato Red Norland:

          This was the best producer for my Area (the real N Calif aka The State of Jefferson. NOT the bay area). Tried all but the purples. Whites did ok. Fingerlings were few but....what flavor!!! My son raided the Kinnes and Russets, HE loved them. Planted in hay bales, this worked really well. Planted with hay bale on its side. Next time will lay flat and will get even better production. Found instructions on internet search for planting in hay bales.

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          5.0

          The potatoes did very well.

          By Liz

          from Jamestown, RI

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          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Eating

            Comments about American Meadows Potato Red Norland:

            This was my first time planting potatoes, and I was very pleased with the results!

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            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

            Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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