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German Butterball Organic Potato (Lb) - FP885

German Butterball Organic Potato (Lb)
Hugelkultur Potatoes

Hugelkultur Potatoes

Planting & Growing Potatoes

Planting & Growing Potatoes

  • Not registered for sale in: HI, ID, PR, VI, GU, AL, AK, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY
  • In stock. Ships from our warehouse in Northern California.
Buy big, save big with quantity discounts
  • Buy 10 for $2.69 each and save 11%
  • Buy 50 for $2.54 each and save 16%
  • Buy 100 for $2.39 each and save 21%
  • Buy 250 for $2.24 each and save 26%
  • Buy 500 for $2.09 each and save 31%

First Place in Rodale's Taste Test


Seed potatoes cannot be allowed to freeze. Once frozen, the potatoes will be unviable for sprouting.

Potato orders placed from anywhere in the US by October 31 will ship as soon as they arrive (see ETA above). Orders can’t be cancelled once they’ve shipped.

From Nov 1st until Mid/Late Spring, we will ONLY ship potatoes to CA, OR, WA, NV and AZ. If you live outside of these 5 Western states, we cannot ship potatoes to you as they will otherwise invariably freeze during transit. While your specific state might be having decent weather, your order will travel through very cold regions from our CA location to yours. While you certainly can place your order, we will only ship it when the threat of freeze across the nation is over, which typically is in April or May.

Introduced by David Ronniger in 1988, this creamy and yellow fleshed potato will surely win you over. This mouth watering potato even won first place in Rodale's Organic Gardening "Taste Off".

  • 100+ days, late-season
  • Creamy yellow flesh
  • Great baked or any way you like it
  • Certified seed & certified organic
Planting Instructions:
  • Fall-planted spuds produce outstanding yields by May. If your area experiences hard winters (USDA Zones 1–7), or you tend to have long, wet spring seasons when rot might be a problem, plant potatoes in the spring.
  • One pound of seed potatoes will plant a row approximately 8' long with seed pieces spaced at 8 - 12" apart.
  • Plan on 1,200 lb/acre (600 lb of fingerlings) when rows are spaced 36" apart with 12" between plants.
  • Under optimal conditions, you can expect to harvest 10–15 pounds of potatoes for every pound of seed potato planted.

Customer Reviews

A very productive plant

I planted 3lbs of German Butterball seed and harvested 50lbs of small to mid-size potatoes. These are great mashed, roasted, or baked.

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A Winner!

Possibly the best potato we have grown. Very prolific and tasty. Our yield was about 20X.

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great potato

We grew 30 pounds of seed potatoes last winter, 20 of which were German Butterballs. The yield was good and the potatoes were large and very flavorful. We will be growing again this year. This will be the only russet type potato we will grow.

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October 8, 2015 - Meredith Cherry
It’s garlic and potato planting time again! Garlic and potato “seeds” are now available. Unlike what you’d expect from the name, these are not actually seeds. At first glace, seed garlic and seed… read more »
Submitted by: Meredith Cherry
“Comfort food or meal-on-the-go, this is best made with authentic Russian fingerlings and garlic” read more»

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