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AUSTRIAN CRESCENT

AUSTRIAN CRESCENT

Product Description:

Late-season 105–135 days. A high-yielding long, thin fingerling that can reach up to 10 inches. Sometimes referred to as Kipfel in German (referring to its crescent shape), these pale yellow-skinned spuds have firm, waxy, yellow flesh. We love them boiled for potato salad or roasted with sea salt and garlic.

Mini tubers are naturally bred, miniaturized seed potatoes that are produced in controlled, disease-free conditions. Field research shows that mini tubers out-perform standard cut potatoes, since the skin of the mini tuber remains intact and protects the seed. Simply plant each quarter-sized mini tuber individually and expect a harvest of 30-40 pounds of full-sized potatoes from each order of 10 mini tubers.

Mini Tubers begin shipping mid-March and shipping continues until we are sold out. We will prioritize orders for warmer zones to ship first and will avoid shipping to cooler zones until threat of freezing has diminished. Order early for best availability. Sorry, not available to US Territories or Canada.

MINI TUBER

$24.95

$24.95

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Peter S.
Austrian crescent

I was very happy with them all 10 came up without any problems with very little maintenance. They are growing vigorously for me I can’t wait to see the harvest it’s my first year growing potatoes.

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Peter S.

They have been growing great! All 10 of my starters sprouted no problem and have been growing since with very little maintenance. I’m very excited to see the harvest when they are ready! It’s my first year growing potatoes so I am not exactly sure what to expect, but from the growth I can see I’m expecting a great harvest

Seed Depth 4-6"
Seed Spacing 12"
Row Spacing 24-36"

Solanum tuberosum Our favorite comfort food has proven to be an amazing source of nutrients and nourishment. High in vitamins, such as vitamin C, they rival broccoli as a source of phytonutrients. We offer only certified disease-free seed potatoes. Easy to grow, we will include complete cultural directions with each order.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Potatoes prefer fertile, loose, well-drained soil
• Forking beds is recommended
• Apply a fertilizer that is low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus such as bone meal — use 5-7 pounds per 100 square feet
• Proper soil pH of 5.2-6.0 will help avoid scab
• Irrigate thoroughly when needed, allow the soil to dry out somewhat before watering again
Hilling: as plants grow, cover with soil, mulch, or compost, while leaving top-growth exposed
• Repeat hilling process 3-4 times throughout season

Direct Sowing
• Plant potatoes up to 3 weeks before your last frost date
• Larger potatoes can be cut into smaller pieces to use as seed — allow the cut potato to heal before planting to prevent rot (2-3 days at 70°F)

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Colorado potato beetle, tuber flea beetle, potato aphid, potato psyllid, potato tuber worm/moth
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Early and late blight, white mold, botrytis, leaf roll virus, mosaic virus, verticilium wilt, potato scab
• Disease prevention: 4-year crop rotation, and fungicide applications

Harvest & Storage
• "New" potatoes can be harvested from early varieties beginning 60 days after planting
• Once top-growth dies down, leave in the ground for 2 weeks and then harvest
• Dig tubers carefully, brush off soil and allow skins to dry before storing
• Standard potatoes yield about 10 times the amount originally planted
• Fingerling potatoes yield 15-20 times the amount originally planted
• Store in a dark location; 40-45°F and 90% relative humidity

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