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Kipfler Potato

Solanum tuberosum 'Kipfler'  • 

General description

A vigorous potato with delicious creamy yellow flesh. An all time favourite for many years, kipfler remains unbeaten baked, as 'new' potatoes or in salads. Good late season variety.

Plant requirements

Prepare the soil by adding compost or well rotted cow manure. Potatoes like a rich, but well drained soil.
Plant your potatoes about 10cm deep and 30cm apart. Leave about 80cm between each row.
Sprinkle with some Blood and Bone and water in well. Keep moist, but not wet.

Maintenance

When the plant has flowered and the leaves begin to yellow you can 'bandicoot' your potato plants to harvest 'new' potatoes. These have a very thin skin and do not store well, but taste delicious.
The main crop is harvested when the plant dies off. Don't water your potatoes at this stage. Leave the crop in the ground for 2-3 weeks from when the plant has died off to let the skins thicken. You can then carefully dig up your tasty crop and store in a well ventilated position away from direct sunlight. Never eat potatoes that have turned green or have green shoots as they can be poisonous.

Practical use

You can grow potatoes in large containers or in circles of wire chicken mesh. Certified disese free seed potato are best, but i have used sprouted supermarket potatoes and they have been fine.

Properties

Variety of
Papa (Solanum tuberosum)
Height
1 - 40 cm
Soil type
Loam
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Well-drained