Our seed potatoes are harvested around the first of October each year and are available to ship to you at that time in the smaller bag sizes. 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. 20 and 50 pound bags are shipped starting November 1st, to allow for the skins to thicken sufficiently to be cleaned on our brushing equipment.
Rose Finn is a rare and beautiful rosy-colored fingerling potato with moderately dry yellow flesh. Century Heirloom grown since the 1840s . Splendid baked or boiled. Steady watering will minimize second growth (knobbiness). Grows high in hill. Hill up soil extra well. Great taste. 105-135 days to maturity.
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Dec 1, 2014 | By Rondi Potter
Love this variety but am disappointed that it sells out so quickly. I order early but am rarely able to get any :-(
Excellent disease and pest resistance
Aug 6, 2011 | By Tracy Porter
The Rose Finn ranked #1 and #2 for disease/pest resistance and germination rate out of the 15 Wood Prairie Farm varieties I planted this year. The Colorado Potato Beetle did not like this variety at all; we did not find a single CPB on any of the 35 hills we planted and only 1 hill failed to germinate. I am only giving this variety a 4 rating because the yields (pound per plant) were the lowest of the 3 fingerling varieties we planted. I believe this variety is very susceptible to the heat in Virginia. I will grow this variety again next season to confirm if it doesn't do well in the heat or if I can improve the yields with more composted manure and straw mulch to protect the plant from the heat.