Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum 'Gold Rush'; Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
Height: 20 inches
Depth: 3 to 5 inches 30 to 36 inches between rows
Spread: 18 -24 inches
Sun/Shade: full sun
Yield: Medium to high
Fruit: Oblong and blocky tubers, with medium heavy golden russet skin. Tuber flesh is white and eyes are shallow and well distributed
Days To Maturity: Main season potato 80 - 100 days to maturity
Form: Vine: Medium to large, slightly upright vine with light red-purple flowers
Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam. pH 4.8 - 5.4 Will grow on higher pH sometimes become scabby
Seed Count: 2 lbs. of seed potatoes will make about 10 - 15 potato sets when cut.
Comments: Characteristics: Resistant to Hollow heart, scab and black spot bruising; oblong/blocky to long, russet-skinned, very white flesh. Has excellent flavor and extremely white flesh both before and after cooking. Fertilize at planting time. Mound soil over row as plants emerge to protect tubers from turning green in sun. Harvest after tops turn yellow. Can be stored at 40-50 degrees F (cooler temps turn starch to sugar and warmer temps may cause them to sprout).
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