This is a high dormancy tetraploid that will produce two crops in a season, but still stay dormant over winter for at least 4-5 months with no special care. Once chitted it will grow fast and produce well.
It has dark pink skin and pink flesh and is one of my mothers favourite potatoes for flavour.
It is a bit lumpy but otherwise a very nice and productive potato. Makes great pink mash. This spud is great for those looking for great winter storage ability.
With their long dormancy time they can be difficult to get to sprout and you might have to just plant and wait till they're ready.
6 small to medium size tubers.
Storage: keep in a dark place until ready to plant, but if they start sprouting earlier, place tubers in a bright place. The light will stop the sprouts from growing too much. Plant 3-5 weeks before you expect your first frosts to finish. I plant mine in September here in southern Victoria. See ‘storage’ page for tips on overwintering tubers.
To see a video of me harvesting a tub of Number 13: https://youtu.be/ORh5OenmBUo This variety starts at 3.50 minutes
Keep in mind that plants grown over the heat of summer produce smaller tubers than those grown in cooler weather such as spring. This is normal.
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