} Austrian Crescent FINGERLING POTATO .

Austrian Crescent FINGERLING POTATO .

$ 4.95
SKU P25138S
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All of our Potatoes are organically Grown, untreated and ready to use in the kitchen or plant in the garden! Fingerling Gourmet variety Specialty Potato, sweet and creamy flavor. Organic No Gmo
Moderate storage
A mid to late, 70-90 day, variety with beautiful cresent shaped fingerling tubers. It has a nutty taste with yellow flesh and yellow skin that has a really nice smooth feeling to it. Can release more flavor if lightly steamed or boiled and then sauteed into stir fries. Stays firm when boiled, nice for potato salads or roasting on the grill. Has a high yielding potential as tubers can get large and grow several tubers under a plant. Just overall fun to plant and eat variety!

IF YOU MUST DELAY PLANTING: If you need to store your potato before planting them, keep the bag in a cool (40-50┬░F), well-lit place. The eyes may begin to form chubby little sprouts, but this just indicates that they are ready to grow. Do not remove these sprouts. If the potatoes are stored in a warm, dark place, however, they will make long pale shoots, which will weaken the plants.

CULTURE:
Potatoes grow best in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Cut tubers into pieces roughly 1 1/2-2 oz. (1-1 1/4" diameter) each, with at least one "eye" per piece. Small tubers may be planted whole. Potatoes can be planted in early to mid-spring as they tolerate cool soil and moderate frost. Plant seed pieces 2-3" deep, 12" apart, in rows 30-36" apart. Plants will emerge 2-3 weeks later. When the plants are 6-8" tall, hill them by mounding soil from each side of the row about 4" high along the base of the plants to protect developing tubers from greening. Repeat hilling process as plants grow until hills are about 12" high.

DISEASES:
The best disease control is fertile soil, crop rotation, and consistent moisture.

INSECT PESTS:
Row covers work well to exclude insect pests such as Colorado potato beetles, aphids, and leafhoppers. Otherwise, scout for yellow-orange potato beetle eggs on undersides of leaves and crush them; manually remove and dispose of larvae and adults. Potato beetles can also be controlled with a spinosad insecticide.

HARVEST:
Small, "new" potatoes can be harvested beginning about 7-8 weeks after planting. Main crop tubers are harvested in fall. After foliage has died back, leave tubers in the ground for 2 weeks to set skin. Dig tubers, brush off soil, and allow skins to dry before storing. Store in a cool but not freezing (40┬░F/4.4┬░C)

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