German Butterball Potato
Solanum tuberosum ‘German Butterball’
- Type: Vegetable, Heirloom
- Zone: 3 – 9
- Height: 18 – 24 Inches
- Width: 12 – 15″ Inches
- Sun: Full Sun
- Soil: Well-Drained, pH 4.8 – 6.0
- Days to Maturity: 100 – 130
German Butterball Potato has a golden-yellow flesh that will melt in your mouth. This is one of our favorite golden, russet-style potato varieties. Plants produce medium to large-sized potatoes that are consistently sized. They are delicious when allowed to reach full size, but also work great as baby potatoes for canning or pot roasts. German Butterball Potato is an excellent storage variety and can be kept for several months after harvest.
Irish potatoes are a late, cool-weather crop and should be planted in late winter or early spring while temperatures are still relatively cool. Potatoes will not perform well during the heat of summer and should be harvested before temperatures significantly warm.
Versatile heirloom, with a delicious, buttery flavor and a tender flaky texture. Disease-resistant plants produce high yields of large, round to oblong tubers with lightly netted golden skin.
Note: The leaves of potato plants are poisonous to humans and animals. Click here for more information about disease issues and pests.
They are our first choice for potato salads; when cooked till tender, they hold together and don’t fall apart like many other potatoes. They are also perfect for making hashbrowns, simple steaming, or mouthwatering baked potatoes. Butterball excels whether steamed, baked, fried, or roasted. For the full Butterball flavor experience, harvest the potatoes when small to medium. Excellent for winter storage.