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The "Red Norland" potato is great for cooking, very healthy and easy to grow! Very good for boiling and salads. Good for frying, roasting, and French frying.This is an outstanding red potato that offers both great flavor and heavy yields. Norland has a nice dark red skin color that contrasts against the bright white inner flesh that is especially appealing. Red Norland potatoes are oblong, smooth, slightly flattened, medium red with shallow eyes. Specifically developed for northern growers and short seasons but found to be widely adaptable in many climates. Small eyes and smooth, thin red skin make for easy peeling with very little waste. Good keeper, but loses color intensity in long term storage. Red Norland Potatoes matures in 90-100 days, or mid-season. Compact plants, ideal for small gardens.

POTATOES ARE EASY TO GROW VEGETABLES. One of the easiest root crops to grow is the potato. Plus, they're fun to grow. A small area can provide a nice yield of this tasty vegetable. Early spring is the best time to plant them. One of the bonuses of growing potatoes is that you can eat them at various stages of growth. The young 'new potatoes' are often harvested and cooked with peas and gravy, while most are allowed to reach maturity and are eaten or stored for use throughout the winter.
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Size: Grade B Bulb Type: Seed Potatoes

Harvest: Lots of No. 1 tubers early in the season!

Depth: 3-5" & 30-36" between rows Spread: 18-24"

Height: 20-25" Spacing: 12-15"

Yield: 100 lbs/100 foot row Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Exposure: Full Sun Hardiness: Zone 3-9

Foliage Type: Open, average-sized, medium green leaves.

Easy to grow:
SOIL PREPARATION - potatoes grow in just average soil, so a great deal of soil preparation is not really needed. However the addition of some compost or a little peat moss is beneficial. Avoid using fresh manure or lime in the soil where potatoes are to be grown, as it tends to cause scab on the potatoes. The addition of either 5-10-10 or 10-20-20 fertilizer is beneficial. Mix the fertilizer into the planting soil, prior to planting. Till or spade the soil to a depth of ten or twelve inches. Dependably productive, shows good resistance to bothersome scab.

Planting instructions: Select a sunny location and plant in early spring in the soil. CUTTING POTATOES - if the seed potatoes are small to medium sized, plant the whole potato. If they are large sized, you can cut them in half, or quarter them. Each section should have two or three 'growth eyes'. After cutting, let the cut surface callus-over before planting them. SPACING - potatoes can be grown in many different ways. If you have lots of room the cut pieces can be spaced about a foot apart in rows which are spaced two to three feet apart. Then cover with about an inch of soil. Pull in additional soil as the plants develop. Always be certain the surface tubers are covered with soil. Hilling or mounding is another method of growing potatoes. Three or four pieces of potatoes are planted on a mound of soil, pulling in additional soil as the potatoes develop.

WATERING - Black or hollow centers on potatoes is often caused by over-watering. Irregular watering causes irregular shaped or knobby potatoes. As a guideline, water potatoes (thoroughly) weekly during warmer summer weather.

HARVESTING - New young potatoes are harvested when peas are ripe or as the potato plants begin to flower. For storage of full sized potatoes harvest them when the vines turn yellow or have died-back. STORAGE - Keep them in the dark, in a spot where temperatures are about 40 degrees.