Stargazer Perennials Farm and Nursery…
…is the “go to” place for the best non-GMO certified organic seed potatoes. Their nursery is re-certified every year to be virus free and pest free by the Department of Agriculture. They rely on their bees, butterflies, and birds to help them keep a pesticide free plant growing environment using organic and chemical free resources.
They most definitely deserve 5 thumbs up, at least for their seed potatoes!
Each pound of seed potatoes will plant 10 feet of row space and produce 10 pounds of potatoes. Thus, if you plant 5 pounds of seed potatoes, you should yield 50 pounds of potato harvest as long as you keep the plants watered well and maintain the correct soil nutrient density by side dressing with a standard 10-10-10 fertilizer every couple of weeks. In a good year, harvest yield will be even more enhanced approaching upwards of a 15:1 ratio.
You will find detailed tator growing tips and tricks on the growing potatoes page.
My seed potato order this year included the following varieties…
This is a best seller and my favorite for making potato chips. Yukon Gold potatoes have a smooth thin yellow skin and a mouth watering sweet golden yellow flesh. They are also great for making potato salad and French fries but, the flesh is a little too wet to make mashed potatoes. Even though these potatoes can tolerate periods of drought, you still want to water them an inch or two a week to produce the best and tastiest harvest.
These red potatoes are my first choice for making potato salad and mashed potatoes and, my second choice, after Yukon Gold, for making potato chips. Red Pontiac potatoes are covered with a thin, deep red skin and, on the inside, the flesh is crisp and white. This is truly a very versatile potato! They are incredibly tolerant of hot summers but, it is still wise to hill them every couple of weeks to keep them as cool as possible.
This is the most widely grown potato in the U.S.A. today due to extremely high yields and strong disease resistance, as well as an extraordinarily long storage life. Crunchy white flesh is concealed under a smooth russet (reddish-brown) skin. This is a very versatile potato that can be used for any culinary delight and it is my absolute favorite for potato skins topped with bacon and cheddar cheese or baked potatoes heaped with generous amounts of butter, sour cream, and chives!
These are 3 top quality certified potato seed additions to help you achieve success with your potato growing endeavors! Stargazer Perennials only produces the best quality and fastest growing packages. You will not be disappointed.
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