Red Norland Potato -

(Solanum tuberosum 'Red Norland')


Other Common Names: Red Potato
Family: Solanaceae Genus: Solanum Species: tuberosum Cultivar: 'Red Norland'
Red Norland Potato Planted · 9 years ago
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Plant Type: Vegetable

Sun Exposure: Full / Mostly Sun

Soil Type: Clay, Loam

Soil Drainage: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Level of Care: Low

Growth Rates: Moderate

Foliage Color: Medium Green

Average Width: .5' to 1'

Theme Gardens: Cottage, Vegetable

Culinary Usages: Casseroles, Meat, Potatoes, Soups / Stews, Vegetable Dishes

Soil pH: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5

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Popular Red Norland Potato Companion Plants · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Planting
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 fertilizer or an organic vegetable food (non-manure based) 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.

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.

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.

9 years ago ·
0 Green Thumbs Up · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Pruning
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.

9 years ago ·
0 Green Thumbs Up · Gardenality Genius · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F · Comment About Feeding
If you've amended your soil with compost, the potato plants won't require fertilizer. If you haven't been amending the soil with compost or other organic matter, you can mix a balanced organic vegetable fertilizer into the soil at planting time, following the instructions on whichever product you decide to use.

9 years ago ·
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