Sangre Potato - 2 Pound Bag
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Days to Maturity: 95
Looking for an all-around superior red potato that you can dig young for tender baby veggies or let reach full size for meaty, flavorful boiling and baking? Sangre is the best choice. Developed from the old favorite Viking by Colorado State University for the USDA in 1982, it's simply the taster's choice for flavor as well as the gardener's choice for trouble-free growth and good yields.
Sangre is a smooth red potato, oval to round, with thick skin and dense, waxy, delectable white flesh. A good storing variety, it keeps its color even in long-term storage, and it holds both shape and color when cooked. No mealy, mushy, fallen-apart potatoes in your crawfish boil or frogmore stew when Sangre's in the pot.
Sangre is not the first potato out of the soil in spring. It emerges slowly, then makes up for lost time with vigorous, quick growth and great productivity. The plant is vining and dense, with lavender blooms. It matures in early to midseason, or may be dug young for baby veg.
In addition to its great flavor, Sangre has higher concentrations of Vitamin C than many others, and its eyes are quite shallow, creating a smoother bite. It resists many potato diseases, including leafroll virus, leafroll net necrosis, potato virus X and Y, and early blight. A good choice for beginning gardeners as well as seasoned veterans, it never lets you down.
Set the seeds into the soil up to 3 weeks before the last scheduled frost. If your soil is light or loamy, bury the seeds about 4 to 6 inches deep; if it's heavy or clayey, 3 inches is a better bet. Space the seeds 12 inches apart in rows about 24 inches apart. Then mulch them in well, and after the seedlings appear, apply a feeding of bone meal. Water heavily but infrequently, letting the soil dry out a bit between waterings.
When it's time to harvest the potatoes (Sangre sets its crop all at once, so the entire patch will mature at the same time), either wait for the foliage to begin to wilt and die back or, if you want to stop the growth, break off the stems aboveground. Then wait, leaving the potatoes in the soil for 2 more weeks. This will cure them, helping them to store well. Keep them in a cool, dark place until ready to use.
Seed Potato Definition:
A tuber that has several eyes whose purpose is to be planted.
Genetically identical to the parent potato.
A faster way to grow potatoes vs seed.
Guaranteed virus free and disease free stock.
2-pound bag of tubers, plants 20 to 25 feet of row.
|Days To Maturity:||95|
|USDA Zone Low:||2|
|USDA Zone High:||11|
|Uses:||Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers|
|Zone:||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11|
|State Shipping Restrictions:||GU, HI, ID, MT, PR, VI|