Sunday, February 13, 2011
One potato, two potatoes?
These are the varieties that they recommened for this area.
Yukon Gold, Red Pontiac, Viking Red, Rio Colorado, Red LaSoda, Kipfel Fingerling, Ozette Fingerling and Purple Peruvian Fingerlings are all more heat tolerant. ( The Yukon and the Red Pontiac are early season. The rest are mid to late)Desiree and Nicola are a good choice for heavier clay type soils.
Just starting out, you may want to just stick with potatoes in the early season, that way you won’t have to worry about the heat factor and you’ll get a feel for growing potatoes.
I'll try the Purple fingerlings and Red Pontiac as my first choice as a potato farmer. I'm starting out small and using a potato "grow bag" because I'm completely out of garden space for the season.
If there are any gardeners that have had any experience growing potatoes, I'd love to hear from you!