CDL - critical day length. The day length at which determines whether a cultivar forms tubers.

Good for Baking

  • Bake King
  • Calwhite
  • La Ratte
  • Red Norland
  • Warba

Others to try:

  • Sebago, Reba (good for baking, boiling, and chips),
  • Eramosa,
  • 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:

  • Andover
  • Atlantic
  • Caribe
  • Desiree
  • Kennebec
  • La Chipper
  • Ranger Russet
  • Red Thumb
  • Superior
  • Shepody

Bibliographical Information

The Complete Book of Potatoes

by Hielke de Jong, Joseph Siezka, Walter de Jong

2011, Timberland Press, Portland Oregon
ISBN 978-0-88192-999-7

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