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PlantFiles: 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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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:

Skin Texture:

Flesh Color:

Tuber Shape:

Tuber Size:

Typical Yield:

Moist (multi-purpose)

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive curzio 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 berrygirl 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Long Beach, California
Savannah, Georgia
Melvin, Illinois
Renton, Washington
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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