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Potatoes

The potato is a staple in the Irish diet and a vital part of meals in several parts of the world. There are many ways to cook the potato, from mashed potatoes to fried to baked.

Origin:

Peru

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEED POTATOES: Early varieties can be planted outdoors as soon as soil can be worked; cut seed potatoes so there are 2-3 eyes per seed; dig trenches 6? wide, 6? deep, and 30-36? apart.

Fall: SEEDS: Plant 15 weeks before first frost date.

Preferred Growing Climate: Cool but frost-free season

Planting Depth: 4-6?

Plant Spacing: 10-15?

Days to Germinate: 10-15 days

Days to Harvest: 70-100 days

In Season:

Year-round

Pairs Well With:

Broccoli, tomatoes, onions, turkey, gravy

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 77

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.1 g ? ?0%

Saturated fat: 0 g ? ?0%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%

Sodium: 6 mg ? ?0%

Potassium: 421 mg ? ?12%

Total Carbohydrate: 17 g ? ?5%

Dietary fiber: 2.2 g ? ?8%

Sugar: 0.8 g

Protein: 2 g ? ?4%

Vitamin A: 0% ? ?Vitamin C: 32%

Calcium: 1% ? ?Iron: 4%

Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 15%

Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 5%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipes & More

Borscht

Ingredients Beef broth (optional) 3-4 large red beets 2 large Yukon potatoes 1/2 green cabbage Large yellow onion 1 lb. […]

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