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Purple Viking Potato

Deemed more delicious than Yukon poatoes!

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Purple Viking Potato

Deemed more delicious than Yukon poatoes!

  • Bright purple to salmon-pink skin
  • Creamy white sweet and buttery flesh with excellent flavor
  • All-purpose potato with long shelf life
  • Scab and leaf hopper resistant
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Product Description

These superior, all-purpose potatoes are especially delicious for baking. Beneath the mottled skin, which ranges in shade from bright purple to salmon-pink, you'll find creamy white, meaty, moist flesh with a slightly sweet and buttery flavor. It's so delicious that taste testers at our research garden preferred the taste of Purple Viking over the popular Yukon potato! Excellent for storage, this purple-skinned spud has a high resistance to Scab and some resistance to Leaf Hoppers. Like all potatoes, if exposed to sunlight while in storage, Purple Viking will photosynthesize. So keep them dark and dry unless you want some seriously green potatoes! 60-80 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum 'Purple Viking'; Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
  • Height: 2 - 3 feet.
  • Spacing: 12 - 15 inches apart and 30 to 36 inches between rows.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Depth: 3 to 5 inches
  • Days to Maturity: 80 - 100 days. Main season potato.
  • Yield: 100 lbs / 100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Purple and salmon-pink mottled skin, white smooth textured flesh. Oval shaped.
  • Soil Preference: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil. ph 4.8 - 5.4 Will grow in higher ph but sometimes become scabby.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Form: Upright.
  • Seed Count: Two lbs. of seed potato will yield approximately 10 - 15 potato sets when cut and will plant a 10 - 15 ft row.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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