Seed Potato 'Red Pontiac'

Solanum tuberosum

Thin red skin with sweet white flesh, a good all purpose, early maturing potato from Florida, USA.

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Seed Potato 'Red Pontiac'

Thin red skin with sweet white flesh, this all-purpose potato is from Florida in the USA and is popular for its early harvest and reliable yields. Has been a popular commercial variety for decades due to its ease of cultivation and versatility in the kitchen. Best harvested and consumed as 'new'. Determinate; harvest in 70-90 days.

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All potatoes can be grown in the soil, in towers and even grow bags. INDETERMINATE POTATOES: In the case of indeterminate potatoes, they produce their crop along their growing stem, just like tomatoes; the only difference is that tomatoes grow above the soil, fruiting along the exposed stem upward; while potatoes crop below the soil, so the stem must be continually covered up in order to produce viable tubers. These are often your most prolific, late harvest varieties needing around 90-120 days to reach maturity. DETERMINATE POTATOES: Determinate potatoes, like determinate tomatoes, grow to a set height and produce a reliable crop of tubers without the need for covering their developing stem. Simply plant around 10cm deep and they will produce a single layer of potatoes below the soil surface. These are usually early, cropping potatoes, maturing in just 50-70 days. For more information on growing potatoes, visit: www.diggers.com.au/growing-potatoes.

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