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Old July 27, 2015   #1
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One Red Pontiac Potato plant was dug.Thyis was the first off the Season. The yield was three pounds of quality potatoes. The vegetation was not dead, so there was still some growth for the tubers if left undisturbed.
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They look great. For me growing Red Pontiac in Texas, they grew a thin skinned very smooth potato. But they are not recommended for growing here. After harvesting and eating them, I'm not sure why they aren't recommended for here?
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They look great. For me growing Red Pontiac in Texas, they grew a thin skinned very smooth potato. But they are not recommended for growing here. After harvesting and eating them, I'm not sure why they aren't recommended for here?
If it produced well why not grow it? Red Pontiac is one of my faves, and it produces well here in Ky..
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They look great. For me growing Red Pontiac in Texas, they grew a thin skinned very smooth potato. But they are not recommended for growing here. After harvesting and eating them, I'm not sure why they aren't recommended for here?
I shy away from many of these recommendations many being from the Texas A&M site.
Some of their recommended tomatoes for Texas is just ridiculous.

I wont beat up on them too much or you guys will find out I am a UT fan.
Grow what you want give it a try and learn for yourself what is best for you.

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My observations about potatoes is a good crop is very muh dependent upon the weather. In my case variety plays a small part if at all. Cool wet weather translates into a poor crop both in quality and quantity. Adequate moisture appears to be the paramount variable.
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I dug a hill of Red Pontiac this morning. Weight was 6 3/4 pounds.
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The weight appears excessive from appearance alone, but scales don't misrepresent.

Six pounds is rather high for this potato except under ideal conditions, whixch are rare. I have about ten more plants and will check each weight when they are harvested for the root cellar.
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I dug a hill of Red Pontiac this morning. Weight was 6 3/4 pounds.
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The weight appears excessive from appearance alone, but scales don't misrepresent.

Six pounds is rather high for this potato except under ideal conditions, whixch are rare. I have about ten more plants and will check each weight when they are harvested for the root cellar.
I know nothing about growin' taters in Canada, but here in Kentucky 6lbs. or less per hill is considered a crop failure..

I expect that hill would have added another pound or two if left to grow undisturbed. note the new stolons emerging from the mother.
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And here I thought those peace pipes got everyone feeling peaceful because they weren't smoking tobacco. And I don't think it was Arabica Coffee Beans either.
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Second Red Pontiac Potato dug, weight was 6.4 pounds, which is excellent. The vegetation is almost dead, so further growth of tubers is inhibited.
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