Our organic potato crop is now growing out in the field. Potatoes are harvested in September and October each year and are available to ship to you at that time.
Seed Potatoes: After Harvest, potato tubers must go through a dormancy period before they will sprout and grow. This dormancy will last 4-10 weeks. For planting after December 1, the dormancy concern is a non-issue because our potatoes have completed their rest period here and will easily sprout and grow when warmed to room temperature.
Russian Banana has savory finger-sized yellow tubers are exquisite baked, boiled, or in salads. Heirloom gourmet variety first grown by early Russian settlers. Crescent-shaped tapered ends. Unsurpassed culinary quality. 105-135 days to maturity.
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An interesting potato to grow
Aug 6, 2011 | By Tracy Porter
I am giving this variety a 4 because compared to the 14 other Wood Prairie Farm varieties we grew this year, this ranked low in expected size and yield than we expected and the potatoes were undersized, rooty unlike the photos on the website. On a positive note, we only had 1 out of 33 planted not come up and this variety had moderate resistance to the Colorado Potato Beetle with only 15 % of the hills found with the CPB during the growing season. I am hesitant to try this variety again but only because I think the Virginia heat has a negative impact on this particular variety. This particular variety is probably best suited for cooler growing areas.
Dec 13, 2007 | By CV
My growing partner and I ordered your seed potatoes for the first time last season. We were so excited to try some different varieties and decided to order six different kinds. We sold at our local farmers market for the first time this season, and we entered 3 of our potatoes in the Virginia State Fair. Our Carola's and Red Cloud won 1st place Blue Ribbons, and our All Blue won a 2nd place(only because they were in the same class as the Carolas). Our Russian Banana Fingerlings sold out at our first market in July. Thanks so much for providing us with excellent seed stock, because without that, we could not produce these beautiful, delicious potatoes. Looking forward to trying some other varieties next year!
Dec 13, 2007 | By SR
Received my seed potatoes yesterday in PERFECT condition. I opened and inspected them and they are about the BEST seed potatoes I have ever seen! I can't wait to plant them. They were also packaged very nicely!
Russian Banana Seed
Dec 1, 2007 | By RO
Your Russian Banana were great last year! Lots of fun for Dad, (me) and our 2 kids. Our daughter loved the taste, far better than the store.