Re: [gardeners] Fall Potatoes in the South

Harry Boswell (
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 13:14:53 -0500

here's what my buddy with the MSU Extension Service told me:

though generally not recommended, irish
potatoes can be planted in the late summer for fall harvest -- IF you can
find good "seed" potatoes or save some from spring (store bought kinds are
northern varieties, and are sometimes treated to reduce sprouts). but they
do very poorly in the heat. and fire ants love them! and 'taters are cheap
in stores and farmers markets in the summer and fall. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Allen Breland <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 9:50 AM
Subject: [gardeners] bsk

> Thanks bsk. 
> I'll give it a try. Do you have working knowledge of growing fall
> potatoes in the deep south? My email is
> Allen