German Butterball Potato
$11.00 – $120.00
German butterball potato Sure to be a new family favorite. Excellent all-purpose variety, good for roasting, frying and especially for mashed potatoes. Russetted yellow skin, buttery yellow flesh. Does well in long term storage.
German Butterball Potato History
German Butterball Potato are Sure to be a new family favorite. Excellent all-purpose variety, good for roasting, frying and especially for mashed potatoes. Russetted yellow skin, buttery yellow flesh. Does well in long term storage. First place winner in Rodale’s Organic Gardening “Taste Off.” A yearly tradition for our Thanksgiving dinner. The German Butterball potato was first introduced by David Ronniger in 1988. Ronniger Potato Farm, nestled in the northeastern corner of Moyie Springs, Idaho, is home to over two hundred varieties of potatoes. Ronniger was a grower proficient in varieties that were first made popular in pre-19th century Europe.
Growing Growing German Butterball Potatoes
Plant each potato segment cut-side down (eyes up) in a 6-inch-deep hole or trench. Space each segment 12-inches apart on all sides. Between each segment, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of a low-nitrogen, high-phosphorous fertilizer. Then cover both potatoes and fertilizer with 2-inches of soil, and water the soil well.
Preserving And Storing German Butterball Potatoes
Inspect all the potatoes for soft spots, sprouts, mold, shovel damage, and pest damage. Only perfect potatoes are suitable for long-term storage. Place the potatoes in a cardboard box, paper bag, mesh bag, or basket to ensure good ventilation. Plastic bags won’t allow them to breathe and will shorten their shelf life considerably, so remove them from a plastic bag if you’ve brought them home in one.
Store your potatoes in a cool, humid, and dark place (45 to 50 F is the ideal temperature range). If you have an unheated basement, that’s a perfect spot for your potatoes. An insulated garage or shed might also work during the winter. Never store potatoes in the fridge. The too-cold temperature turns the potato starch into sugar. Check on your potatoes regularly and remove any that are soft, shriveled, or sprouted so they don’t cause more potatoes to go bad. Even if your potatoes have sprouted, they are still safe to eat as long as they are firm to the touch and are not shriveled. Click Here To learn More
German Butterball Potato Recipes
you can never have to many recipe for cooking, roasting and baking potatoes. They are the one side dish I know my family will always love, and potato sides are usually easy to prepare.
German Butterball Potato Nutrition
Carbs are the main dietary component of potatoes. Those cooled down after boiling may provide some resistant starch, which can improve gut health. They also contain small amounts of high-quality protein. Potatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate, and vitamins C and B6. Potatoes harbor some healthy antioxidants that are responsible for many of their health benefits and mostly concentrated in the skin. They are relatively filling. For this reason, they may be useful as a part of a weight loss diet.
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