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Rainbow Mix Potato (Organic)

Rainbow Mix Potato (Organic)

Colorful Mix that Produces Over a Wide Range of Time

Spring-Planted Certified Organic & Non-GMO Seed Potatoes

The mix contains a combination of early, mid and late season varieties. The mix will also have a range of colors from red, yellow, white and blue potatoes. The composition of mixes will vary by order. To ensure a good mix of potatoes, the minimum order is 3 pounds.

  • Certified seed potatoes & certified organic

Growing rainbow mix potato seeds can add a vibrant and flavorful touch to your garden. These colorful potatoes not only offer a visual feast but also provide a diverse culinary experience. To ensure a successful harvest, it's crucial to follow proper planting and care techniques. Rainbow Mix potato seeds come in different colors like purple, red, yellow, and white, each with its own taste and texture.

In the United States, growing potatoes, including popular varieties like Yukon Golds and white potatoes, is a cherished tradition for many gardeners. To grow tasty potatoes, plant them in good soil at least 6-8 inches deep. This will give them enough space to grow properly.

Timing is crucial, with gardeners waiting until after the last frost date to plant potatoes to avoid potential damage. As the potatoes grow, hilling soil around the base of the plants promotes healthy tuber development. Protecting young plants with row covers can shield them from pests and harsh weather conditions, ensuring optimal growth.

When it’s time to harvest, you can enjoy Yukon Golds and white potatoes in a myriad of culinary delights. To make a tasty snack, slice potatoes, roast with olive oil. This brings out their flavors, making them crispy, especially when roasted cut side down.

Here's a comprehensive guide on how to grow rainbow mix potato seeds:

Start by selecting healthy seed pieces, ensuring they have at least one eye each. Plant these seed pieces in well-drained soil with adequate moisture, as potatoes require consistent watering to thrive. Raised beds offer excellent drainage and soil aeration for optimal growth. As the potato plants grow, hill soil around the stems to encourage tuber development and prevent greening.

After picking, you can use these potatoes in many dishes, such as potato salad and mashed potatoes. Home gardeners can grow tasty white and red potatoes in their backyard by maintaining soil moisture. This will ensure a plentiful harvest.

Preparing the Soil

Rainbow mix potatoes thrive in well-drained, loose soil with a pH level between 5.8 and 6.5. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil to a depth of at least 6-8 inches. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, to improve soil structure and fertility.

Planting

Plant potato seeds in early spring, once the soil has warmed to around 50°F (10°C). Space the seeds approximately 12-15 inches apart in rows spaced 2-3 feet apart. Plant the seeds 3-4 inches deep with the eyes facing upward.

Watering

Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged throughout the growing season. Water deeply once or twice a week, especially during dry periods. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases.

Fertilizing

Fertilize rainbow mix potato plants with a balanced fertilizer high in potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Apply fertilizer at planting time and again when the plants begin to flower.

Hilling

As the potato plants grow, mound soil around the base of the stems to cover the tubers and prevent them from turning green. Hilling also encourages additional root development and increases yields.

Mulching

Put mulch like straw or shredded leaves around potato plants to keep soil moist, stop weeds, and control soil temperature.

Pest and Disease Management

Check rainbow mix potato plants often for bugs like potato beetles or aphids, and diseases like late blight or potato scab. Practice crop rotation and remove any affected plants promptly to prevent the spread of diseases.

Harvesting

Rainbow mix potatoes are ready to be harvested when the leaves turn yellow and start to die. This usually happens 70-90 days after planting. Carefully dig up the potatoes using a garden fork, being careful not to damage the tubers.

Curing and Storage

After harvesting, allow the potatoes to cure in a cool, dark place with good ventilation for 7-10 days. Once cured, store the potatoes in a cool, dry location away from light to prevent sprouting and spoilage.

Follow these steps to grow rainbow mix potato seeds successfully. Enjoy a colorful and flavorful harvest that will add excitement to your cooking. Experiment with cooking potatoes in different ways to highlight their unique flavors and textures. You can try preparing creamy purple potatoes or buttery yellow varieties. Each type of potato will offer a different taste and mouthfeel when cooked in various methods. By exploring different cooking techniques, you can discover the best way to enhance the natural characteristics of each potato variety. Happy growing and cooking!

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing seed potatoes.

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Description

Spring-Planted Certified Organic & Non-GMO Seed Potatoes

The mix contains a combination of early, mid and late season varieties. The mix will also have a range of colors from red, yellow, white and blue potatoes. The composition of mixes will vary by order. To ensure a good mix of potatoes, the minimum order is 3 pounds.

  • Certified seed potatoes & certified organic

Growing rainbow mix potato seeds can add a vibrant and flavorful touch to your garden. These colorful potatoes not only offer a visual feast but also provide a diverse culinary experience. To ensure a successful harvest, it's crucial to follow proper planting and care techniques. Rainbow Mix potato seeds come in different colors like purple, red, yellow, and white, each with its own taste and texture.

In the United States, growing potatoes, including popular varieties like Yukon Golds and white potatoes, is a cherished tradition for many gardeners. To grow tasty potatoes, plant them in good soil at least 6-8 inches deep. This will give them enough space to grow properly.

Timing is crucial, with gardeners waiting until after the last frost date to plant potatoes to avoid potential damage. As the potatoes grow, hilling soil around the base of the plants promotes healthy tuber development. Protecting young plants with row covers can shield them from pests and harsh weather conditions, ensuring optimal growth.

When it’s time to harvest, you can enjoy Yukon Golds and white potatoes in a myriad of culinary delights. To make a tasty snack, slice potatoes, roast with olive oil. This brings out their flavors, making them crispy, especially when roasted cut side down.

Here's a comprehensive guide on how to grow rainbow mix potato seeds:

Start by selecting healthy seed pieces, ensuring they have at least one eye each. Plant these seed pieces in well-drained soil with adequate moisture, as potatoes require consistent watering to thrive. Raised beds offer excellent drainage and soil aeration for optimal growth. As the potato plants grow, hill soil around the stems to encourage tuber development and prevent greening.

After picking, you can use these potatoes in many dishes, such as potato salad and mashed potatoes. Home gardeners can grow tasty white and red potatoes in their backyard by maintaining soil moisture. This will ensure a plentiful harvest.

Preparing the Soil

Rainbow mix potatoes thrive in well-drained, loose soil with a pH level between 5.8 and 6.5. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil to a depth of at least 6-8 inches. Incorporate organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, to improve soil structure and fertility.

Planting

Plant potato seeds in early spring, once the soil has warmed to around 50°F (10°C). Space the seeds approximately 12-15 inches apart in rows spaced 2-3 feet apart. Plant the seeds 3-4 inches deep with the eyes facing upward.

Watering

Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged throughout the growing season. Water deeply once or twice a week, especially during dry periods. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases.

Fertilizing

Fertilize rainbow mix potato plants with a balanced fertilizer high in potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Apply fertilizer at planting time and again when the plants begin to flower.

Hilling

As the potato plants grow, mound soil around the base of the stems to cover the tubers and prevent them from turning green. Hilling also encourages additional root development and increases yields.

Mulching

Put mulch like straw or shredded leaves around potato plants to keep soil moist, stop weeds, and control soil temperature.

Pest and Disease Management

Check rainbow mix potato plants often for bugs like potato beetles or aphids, and diseases like late blight or potato scab. Practice crop rotation and remove any affected plants promptly to prevent the spread of diseases.

Harvesting

Rainbow mix potatoes are ready to be harvested when the leaves turn yellow and start to die. This usually happens 70-90 days after planting. Carefully dig up the potatoes using a garden fork, being careful not to damage the tubers.

Curing and Storage

After harvesting, allow the potatoes to cure in a cool, dark place with good ventilation for 7-10 days. Once cured, store the potatoes in a cool, dry location away from light to prevent sprouting and spoilage.

Follow these steps to grow rainbow mix potato seeds successfully. Enjoy a colorful and flavorful harvest that will add excitement to your cooking. Experiment with cooking potatoes in different ways to highlight their unique flavors and textures. You can try preparing creamy purple potatoes or buttery yellow varieties. Each type of potato will offer a different taste and mouthfeel when cooked in various methods. By exploring different cooking techniques, you can discover the best way to enhance the natural characteristics of each potato variety. Happy growing and cooking!

For more information, please enjoy our Resource Guide for planting and growing seed potatoes.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, ID, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 1.28 lb

Dimensions: 7.0"L x 5.0"W x 5.0"H

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Good for Beginners

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Planting Time : Spring

Planting & Care

  • 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.

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Stacie
Loved the purple and red interior ones!

I ordered 3 lbs to grow in 2021. The purple ones, Potato Violetta maybe, grew the best in size and quanity, and are now my favorite tasting potatoes too. I found the red skinned white flesh potatoes to turn scabby in my soil. We had more than enough to store for winter eating and then some to plant again this spring. This year, the purple and red interior potatoes were poor performers with the drought, but the single red scabby potato I planted was by far the best performer for the year in size and quanity. We have enough potatoes to keep us through the fall this year. I WISH Grow Organic would identify and sell the purple potato individually, but the mix really worked to best for something to still perform well give the variety of environmental conditions each year.

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Craig Griesbach
Great Variety

This gives great variety of colors and sizes and grows well in our area of grass valley.

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