Complete Book of Potatoes
CDL - critical day length. The day length at which determines whether a cultivar forms tubers.
Good for Baking
- Bake King
- La Ratte
- Red Norland
Others to try:
- Sebago, Reba (good for baking, boiling, and chips),
- Banana (good for boiling),
- Yellow Fin
Successful potato storage:
- Cure at 10-16C for 10-14 days. Then lower the temperature to 4C.
- Maintain high humidity and allow for air movement in the pile. Slotted crates work well.
Plant potatoes in troughes (2-4 inches deep and 12 inches wide) and then hill. Copper can help control plant diseases like late blight.
Potatoes that are good for making chips:
- La Chipper
- Ranger Russet
- Red Thumb