A garden favorite, Red Pontiac potatoes are known for producing large tubers with thin red skin and sweet white flesh. This all purpose potato stores well and is perfect for boiling, roasting and steaming. Since the skins are so thin we recommend allowing this variety to cure in the ground for one to two weeks after the vines die back.
- full sun (7 to 8 hours)
- 5.3 to 6.0
- 2 to 11
- Plant seed potatoes 10 to 12 inches apart
- Allow 3 feet between rows
- 1 to 2 inches per week
- Good drought tolerance
- Early potato – 60 to 75 days to maturity
- Best for boiling, roasting, steaming
- Red skin, white flesh
- Excellent storage
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