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.
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Jan 14, 2018 | By Leslie Rector
I've been growing your King Harry for years now and it lives up to it's name and claim. Bugs simply find it distasteful.But we find it delicious.
Great growing potato
Dec 29, 2017 | By Amy
I got this type of potato seed because I had never grown potatoes before and wanted to succeed. I had no problems with bugs and I got lots and lots of potatoes. I'm going to purchase more
Great growing experience
Jan 15, 2015 | By Lisa Bedsole
As a first time potato grower, I selected this variety because I live near water, and we have LOTS of bugs. I grew King Harry in large grow bags, planted in about 6 inches of organic potting soil. This was my first year with potatoes, and they were stupendous! The local insects pretty much ignored them, and 1 lb yielded about 15 lbs of medium to small potatoes (I may have harvested a little early - like I said, first timer here), which were great baked as well as in stews and soups. My very picky husband raved about the flavor, and even my Italian mother, who at first thought they were too moist for gnocchi, made a batch that she said were "molto bene"! I highly recommend this variety!
Why grow anything else?
Sep 11, 2014 | By Troubaduo.com
20lbs planted, 153lbs harvested, & we didn't even see any potato beetles! God Loves us and His burden is light on us. Matthew 11:28-30 Likewise, we will opt for the potato seed that is not burdensome to grow.
Sep 13, 2011 | By Anna
I grow King Harry for two years. I bought it because they promised King Harry has some resistance to potato bug. It was not true for me. Potato bugs ate King Harry just as other varieties. No difference. Too bad.
They call it "King" for a reason!
Aug 6, 2011 | By Tracy Porter
The King Harry produced the highest pound/plant yield of all of the 15 Wood Prairie Farm seed potatoes we planted this year. Large, consistent potatoes. The King Harry will definitely be included in our report orders.
A good producer
Nov 24, 2009 | By Jay
I planted 90 row feet of King Harry last year and was very pleased with the production. I used the straw mulch method of placing the seeds directly onto some prepared soil and covered them with 12" of straw. Never watered them once the entire season and harvested 145 lbs. of beautiful, tasty white spuds.
Aug 16, 2008 | By Joshua Leach
The seed potatoes arrived in excellent condition, and started growing right away. I did not get a chance to heel them up, and I still got a large number of wonderful tasting taters! King Hairy also stored well in our pantry.