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Potato 'German Butterball'

Solanum tuberosum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'German Butterball'), German Butterball is a variety of Potato.

Heirloom potato with gold skin and gold flesh. Buttery flavor. Use roasted, fried, or boiled.1

German Butterball grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). German Butterball is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, German Butterball Potato is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about German Butterball have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow German Butterball

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that German Butterball is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting German Butterball in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing German Butterball from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 5.85 inches (15.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing German Butterball about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting German Butterball

As German Butterball is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting German Butterball

Latest Potato 'German Butterball' Reviews

  • Some started sprouting a few days ago. but all are now showing above ground. Took a little longer than I expected.

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