potato harvesting

kevin47June 4, 2012

I am digging up red nordland potatoes and some of them are mushy!! Why is that?

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kr222(6b)

Perhaps you found the seed potatoes you originally planted. They are always mushy when they come up.

Here is a link that might be useful: My potatoes and garden

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 8:35PM
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farmerdill

Hopefully you did not plant whole potatoes, so I expect that you are experiencing bacterial soft rot (Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora). It is pretty widespread, but really manifests itself under certain growing conditions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soft rot

    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 9:11PM
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