Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'German Butterball'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: German Butterball
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

111 to 120 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Skin Color:

Yellow

Skin Texture:

Intermediate

Flesh Color:

Yellow

Tuber Shape:

Oval

Round

Tuber Size:

Small

Medium

Typical Yield:

Medium

Texture:

Moist (multi-purpose)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Long Beach, California

Savannah, Georgia

Melvin, Illinois

Renton, Washington

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 3, 2008, curzio from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Excellent for long-term storage, if left in the ground until the vines turn brown, but I find nice size tubers to "steal" in July. Grown in my biodynamic garden since 2004 - noticed that over the years the tubers have grown in size (2008 found one tuber 5" x 2.5") - perhaps the plants are telling me that they really love my soil. One vine grew true seed pods 2008. More information can be found by googling Kenosha Potato Project.

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

A good choice for roasting, frying and especially for mashed potatoes. Russeted skin and buttery yellow flesh. Excellent for long-term storage. Very good yields.100-120 days.

Neutral

On Feb 14, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

INear perfect large round-to-oblong tubers, somewhat netted golden skin with a flesh more yellow than creamery butter with a wonderful flavor.