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Post  J Long on 2/12/2015, 9:45 am

When should seed potatoes (which will be planted mid-May), be purchased?
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/13/2015, 9:40 am

Kinda hard to say...  If the store gets a lot of turnover, I'd say the later, the better.  But realistically, is that going to happen?

You can keep them in a COOL, dry place till ready to plant.
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Post  camprn on 2/13/2015, 10:06 am

Buy them in April and chit them.

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 2/13/2015, 11:41 am

My only concern with waiting too long would be if they're sold out. I've experienced that a couple of times Sad
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Post  Turan on 2/13/2015, 12:50 pm

Last year I got them at the local nursery.  They got them in at potato planting time for our region (May).  This year I ordered them from Johhny's and they will not send them until April.  I will put them in a cool dry dark place to wait.  Mail order business are pretty good about not sending potatoes until they are sure the potatoes will not freeze in shipping.

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Post  J Long on 2/13/2015, 2:06 pm

Thanks. I should be ok ordering early mid march.
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