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Solanum tuberosum 'Red Norland'

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

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9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:
Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

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Typical Yield:

Moist (multi-purpose)

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8 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Pitcom On Jun 12, 2013, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Fantastic! I planted the seeds at 12" spacing with row spacing of 20". At 55 days I pulled some potatoes the size of my fist. What i really enjoy about this potato is the texture. It stays very firm when cooked, yet you feel like you are eating the creamiest mashed potatoes. It's a real winner in my book and I will definitely plant these again.

Positive gardeningfun On Apr 27, 2010, gardeningfun from Harpersfield, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

The Red Norland is a widely adapted, early maturing variety. These are excellent for boiling and frying. The oblong shape of the tuber is smooth, flattened, and medium red in color. Small eyes and smooth, thin red skin make for easy peeling, very little waste. Perfect choice for grating into potato pancakes! Dependably productive, shows good resistance to bothersome scab.

Positive wantrealfood On Dec 13, 2009, wantrealfood from (Zone 6a) wrote:

These are the first potatoes I ever grew and was very pleased with the type and quality of the tubers. Very smooth tasty flesh, smooth skin and numerous good-sized potatoes. I am in central PA and mine did get small pale pink to white flowers then the little tomato-like fruits later. Will definitely grow them again!

Positive Wormysoil On Jun 16, 2009, Wormysoil from Lexington, VA wrote:

These are small plants with almost invisible flowers. The potatoes are beautiful and absolutely delicious. We dug some early to try as new potatoes, boiled them, and then crisped the outside in hot peanut oil. We are hooked. This kind of treat is one of the best reasons for a home garden.

Positive curzio On Dec 23, 2008, curzio from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Large, round tubers with red skin and white flesh. Early maturity. A 1964 clonal selection of Norland, which is a cross of ND 626 x Redkote released in 1957. A note about other posted comments from PA - be aware that potato vines are HIGHLY subjective to short nights (the further North you move in the US - the shorter the nights in the summer). Many vines that flower in the North may not in the South. And even more subjective to soil quality, in addition to short nights, is the fruit setting (cherry tomato like pods). Google Kenosha Potato Project to read more about growing potato starting with TPS (true potato seed).

Positive reload1 On Aug 11, 2008, reload1 from Mapleton, ND wrote:

Excellent early red potato.Makes great new potatoes.Readily available here in ND as it was developed by ND State Univ.Makes the best mashed potatoes I have eaten.

Has pink flowers on most plants.

Positive BDale60 On Jul 27, 2006, BDale60 from Warren, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Solid performer, early maturity as promised, good taste.

Positive toddk On May 24, 2006, toddk from Felton, PA wrote:

plant does not bloom,if it does i never saw it and i'm in the garden nearly every day,i have been growing it for years with great success

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

Very smooth skin, white flesh, good yielder of medium to large sized consistent tubers with shallow eyes. Stores well and is very popular in the potato belt.


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

Byers, Colorado
Chicago, Illinois
Royal Center, Indiana
Jeanerette, Louisiana
Mapleton, North Dakota
Geneva, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Aston, Pennsylvania
Felton, Pennsylvania
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Warren, Pennsylvania
Drayton, South Carolina
Lexington, Virginia
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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