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.
Carola seed potato is a sunny yellow fleshed potato from Germany and boasts a smooth, creamy texture and exceptional flavor. Suitable for baking or frying. 90-110 days to maturity.
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Carola vs. Red Norland
Jan 25, 2015 | By Julene Allen
We ordered 20 lbs each of the Carola and the Dark Red Norland last year. We planted them in four 4x16 foot raised beds that had just been filled with mushroom compost. The Reds grew faster, bigger and provided a huge crop of large, beautiful, perfect potatoes. The Carolas grew a bit slower and the yield was about 75-80% of what the Red Norlands were plus there were far fewer large potatoes. Most were rather small. But the taste of both was excellent. I will be replanting the Reds this year and trying a different white or gold potato. We live in south central Kentucky.
Jan 19, 2014 | By Donna Schwieder
We have grown the Carola Gold potato for several years now in our organic garden here in the NW corner of Arkansas and this variety has done very well for us. The only pest has been the Colorado potato beetle and we pick them off. Otherwise the plants have been very healthy and produced pounds of delicious potatoes for us.
The Standby Potato
Nov 26, 2012 | By Audrey Vanier
If I plant Carolas, I get lots of potatoes - clean, firm, unblemished, sizeable tubers. The potato salad I make from these reliable tasty potatoes gets rave reviews.
Nov 11, 2012 | By Linda Andrew
We planted these great potatoes last season. The abundance was great, the taste was great, the texture was great. Can't say anything bad! I will be sorry when they are gone and have to wait until next harvest! I would recommend planting these to anyone!
Good resistance to the Colorado Potato Beetle
Aug 6, 2011 | By Tracy Porter
I'm giving this potato a 5 rating because it germinates well and has good resistance to the Colorado Potato Beetle. This potato did not yield well for us (pound/plant) as expected, but this may be a result of our heat in Virginia. July was particularly hot for us this year, however, we had consistent rain. The shape and color was consistent, however, so we want to grow this potato again next year to see if we can increase the yield with increased composted manure and stray to protect the potatoes from the heat.
Very pleased with Carola
Feb 7, 2010 | By Tim St John
Just ran out of our Carolas we grew last fall. This is an excellent variety! I will grow these again next season.
Aug 25, 2009 | By Kathleen J Creveling
I tried four varieties this year and my kids loved the Carola for it's buttery taste. It grew quite well despite the wet summer. I will order more next year. Thanks KT
The BEST !
Mar 20, 2009 | By Dave T
The BEST tasting potato ever! Been growing Wood Prairie Carola's for 12 years... every year. A co-worker insisted I not sell my Carola's to anyone but him... he wanted a steady supply ! Of course... he only got what we did not use. Excellent !
Perfect potato salad
Dec 26, 2007 | By Audrey Vanier
I have grown these very year for about 4 years - lovely, nicely rounded almost white-skinned, Carolas make a perfect potato salad which gets me many compliments. Large crops, chipmunks leave them alone, too.
Dec 13, 2007 | By LJ
We LOVED our potatoes last year and can't wait for them this year! My family especially enjoyed the All-Blue mashed potatoes and the Yummy Carola! Thank you for such wonderful seed.