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Dark Red Norland Potato, Conventional

Dark Red Norland Potato, Conventional

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Embark on a flavorful journey with the Dark Red Norland potato, a popular choice for home gardens and commercial new potato production. This early-maturing variety is known for its smooth crimson-red skin and almost pure white flesh, making it a standout in any dish.

Quick Facts:

  • Type: Early Season Potato
  • Skin Color: Vibrant Red
  • Ease of Growing: EASY
  • Growing Method: Certified Seed, Conventionally Grown
  • Flesh Color: White
  • Maturity: About 70-90 days after planting
  • Yield: Low to Intermediate, depending on conditions, you should harvest 1/lb planted to 5-15/lb harvested
  • Planting Rate: Usually 5-8 seed pieces per lb

Flavor Profile: These potatoes are celebrated for their sweet and smooth flavor, making them perfect for boiling, frying, and salads. They are especially popular as "baby reds" due to their smaller size and excellent taste when boiled or used in potato salads. While they are not the ideal choice for processing into chips or fries, they are very good for boiling and French frying.

History: The Dark Red Norland potato, a variant of the Norland variety, was introduced by the North Dakota Agricultural College in 1957. Over the years, it has become a favorite among gardeners and farmers for its adaptability and early maturation.

Growing and Care: Dark Red Norland potatoes thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. They are best planted a month before the average last frost date and require nutrient-rich soil for optimal growth. This variety is not very heat tolerant, so cool weather, at least at night, is essential for good-sized potatoes. They are relatively low-maintenance but benefit from regular watering and fertilizing. Hilling is recommended as the plants grow to prevent the tubers from being exposed to too much sun.

Harvesting: Typically ready to harvest about 70-90 days after planting, Dark Red Norland potatoes are known for their rapid emergence and short dormancy period. They can be harvested as small "new" potatoes or left to grow to full size.

The Dark Red Norland potato is a versatile and flavorful addition to any garden, offering both aesthetic appeal and culinary versatility. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, these potatoes are sure to make a delightful addition to your harvest.

Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.

Growing method: Certified Seed Potatoes

Seed potatoes are dirty when they arrive, do not wash.

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