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potatoes

Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:29 pm

what all kinds do yall fellows plant? we have always planted the red new taters and of course sweet taters--dave

Re: potatoes

Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Dave,

Take a look at this:
http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C849/C849.htm

Variety recommendations, for Georgia, are on the first page. Lots of other useful information there, as well.

Bill

Re: potatoes

Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:53 pm

Pontiac red and Yukon gold.

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Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:53 am

I plant Yukon Gold.and try to plant by mid march.

Re: potatoes

Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:19 pm

mostly Kennebec in this area.

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Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:30 pm

Red La Soda here in South LA. My grandfather grew this variety for years and it continues to produce high yields today.

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Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:55 pm

Kennebec, Yukon Gold, Red Pontiac, and Red Norland.(Norlands are the earliest ones here and it gives some nice early eating while you wait for the others to mature)-----for sweets it is the white bunch type.---they grow right under the plant, no diggin up the whole farm hunting for them like the orange/yellow varieties do.
I'm sure there other good kinds, but this is what we have the best luck with in this area on our ground! thanks; sonny

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Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:48 pm

Kennebec (thin skin) and Goldrush (thick brown skin) for whites, Irish cobbler and red Pontiac for reds.

Todd

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Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:59 pm

Kennebec, Red Pontiac

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Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:41 pm

Last year - German Butterball, Yellow Finn and Norland
This year - Butte, Elba, King Harry and maybe some others.

I try different varieties different years.

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Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:44 pm

Sonny,

When do you usually start planting your potatoes?


Chad

Re: potatoes

Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:24 am

Put two rows in this last Sunday. They say for central Missouri on St. Patrick's day. When I lived in northern Missouri Good Friday.

Re: potatoes

Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:47 pm

I try to plant as close to the hundredth day of the year as I can.---some years that date is way off due to to weather---plant sooner IF ground is dry enough to work.---takes them a long time to come up, so the frost/freeze danger is usually over.--our frost date here in zone 5 is around April 14.---we have had snow later than that most years too!

Right now we still have snow drifts on some of the gardens, and ground is still froze underneath! thanks; sonny
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