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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Potato

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 50 to 100 feet
  • 10 pounds of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 30 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 12 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 4 inches deep
  • 100 to 120 days from planting to eating stage
  • 20 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 15 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For Irish potato-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended white skin varieties
    • Irish Cobbler
    • Kennebec
      Late, excellent, resistant to late blight, skins easily
  • Recommended red skin varieties
    • Red Norland
      Very early, smooth, shallow eyes, resistant to scab
    • Dark Red Norland
      Very early, good scab resistance; dark, deep red, smooth skin, shallow eyes
    • Redsen
      Early, attractive red, round, smooth potato
    • Red Pontiac
      Late, good quality and yield
  • Recommended russet skin varieties
    • Norgold Russet
      Best russet, yield and quality good
    • Russet Burbank
    • Russet Norkotah
      Early, good appearance with good baking quality

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 10 to 30
    • Central Missouri
      March 20 to April 10
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to 15

 

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