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potato harvesting

Posted by kevin47 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 12 at 20:23

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

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RE: potato harvesting

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

RE: potato harvesting

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

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