FINGERLING POTATO ( PURPLE ) NON - GMO VEGETABLE
Specialty Potato, sweet and creamy flavor.
All of our Potatoes are organically Grown, untreated and ready to use in the kitchen or plant in the garden!
Purple fingerling potatoes are small in size and are cylindrical, oblong, and slightly lumpy in shape. The skin is deep purple and semi-smooth with numerous shallow eyes, and there are also many brown spots appearing across the surface. The flesh is firm and dense with a vivid violet to rich purple hue with some purple and white marbling. When cooked, Purple fingerling potatoes have a dry and waxy texture and offer an earthy flavor with hints of toasted nuts.
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.
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.
The best disease control is fertile soil, crop rotation, and consistent moisture.
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.
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)