potato plants not flowering?

cloud123August 1, 2014

I have a couple potato plants of the balcony and they have not flowered? some of the leaves are also looking yellow at the bottom of the plant. Are the there some potatoes that don't flower? and when can i know that they are ready?

Thanks for help in advanced.

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farmerdill

Some varieties rarely flower. The potatoes are mature when the plant dies back. You can use the earlier as "new" potatoes.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 8:13AM
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Peter1142(Zone 6b)

My red norlands did not flower at all.

People here say to wait until the plant fully dies back and leave them in the ground a couple more weeks for thicker skins that store well, I didn't have issues storing my potatoes dug up as the plant was dying, for a few weeks at least, but I think it depends on the variety. If you are harvesting a ton of potatoes you want to store a long time then you should wait.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 10:25AM
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