This is a pre-order item and quantities are limited. Seed Potatoes will ship in February/March.

Potatoes - Purple Majesty

$6.95$17.95

Solanum tuberosum

THIS IS A PREORDER ITEM. POTATOES ARE SHIPPED MARCH THROUGH MAY.

 

Purple through and through! These sweet, buttery spuds add beauty to potato salads and mixed vegetable dishes. Surprise your favorite person with purple fries! Purple Majesty potatoes are loaded with anthocyanidins and antioxidants; A healthy potato if we’ve ever seen one!

 

NOTE: These are listed as organic in the catalog, but the organic seed stock did not pass the disease resistant certification we require to feel great about selling it to our customers. We did source stock that passed with flying colors from a grower that grows with organic practices, but is not certified. We feel confident that these potatoes are very high quality and will meet with our customers standards. Please call us if you have any questions!

 

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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
10 lbs 100+ lbs 85
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall NA°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 3-4″ 12″
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
12″ 10-20 Annual 6-12 months

Bed Preparation

Potatoes will like a sunny spot with loose, well-draining soil so that the roots and tubers can develop. Potatoes do not need super-rich soil, some organic matter and a balanced pH will work fine. One potato can be sectioned into 2-5 plants depending on its size, smaller roots can be planted whole. Each section must have at least one healthy "eye" that remains intact. Space plants 12"-16" apart and in rows 24"-30" apart. Cut the seed potato 2-3 days prior to planting and store in a warm and humid location with good air circulation. This will force the potato to produce a powdery appearing surface with suberin which will help prevent rotting when planting.

Planting

Trench Method – Dig a shallow 6" trench and plant the potatoes with their "eyes" facing up. Cover with 1"-2" of soil and continue to build soil up around the sides in "hills" as the potatoes grow. This keeps the soil loose for growth while preventing exposure to sunlight which creates solanine that turns potatoes green and somewhat toxic. Stop hilling up soil when the plant develops flowers and add a few inches of straw around the plants to help conserve moisture.

Scatter Method – Simply scatter the potatoes right on the soil and sprinkle 1"-2" of soil on top of them, adding more soil and mulch as the potatoes grow. This is not a good option if you have issues with rodents.

Container Method – Place about 6" of soil in the bottom of a container (tall planter or garbage can with small holes in the bottom for drainage), place plants inside and simply continue to add 1"-2" of soil and straw as they grow.

Harvest

Harvest "new" potatoes within 100 days by gently digging around in the soil and feeling for good sized selections. Harvest "late/larger" potatoes in the fall when the leaves have died back. Use regular forks or small pointed shovels to dig out the potatoes being careful not to puncture them.

Curing and Storage

After harvesting leave potatoes out to dry and gently brush off any excess dirt. If possible, cure the potatoes for 1-2 weeks by keeping them in a dark location between 55-60 degrees with high humidity (90%). For winter storage keep them in a cool, 35-40 degrees, and dark location with moderate humidity and ventilation such as a root cellar or basement. If stored properly, potatoes can keep for up to 8 months.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size

1 lb, 3 lbs

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