Clancy Hybrid Potato

Clancy Hybrid Potato
Clancy hybrid potato is unique for several reasons. It is the very first one to be named an All America Selections winner. It was chosen as a national winner in 2019.

This is also one of the very few potatoes that can be grown from actual seeds and not from seed potatoes or tubers. Growing from seed is a safer alternative because tubers can possibly be a source of disease.

Clancy potato seed is only available as pelleted seed, which makes this very easy to grow from seed. This is listed in the Twilley 2021 catalog and some other seed catalogs as well, including Park Seed.

This variety is suited to all climates. In cold climates, gardeners can start the seeds indoors.

Sow them in a seed flat and transplant around 25 days later when the seedlings have their first true leaves. Sow these six to eight weeks before the expected last frost.

Clancy potato seed can also be direct sown as well. This is likely the preferred option in warm climates. Perhaps, eventually some of the garden centers and greenhouses might sell Clancy potato plants, but they aren’t available as of yet.

These seed germinate in about six to ten days. The potatoes are ready to harvest 90 to 110 days from transplant. They can be harvested early for new potatoes.

These potatoes have a smooth red skin. The shade of red vary just slightly from rose gold to rose blush or deep red. The round to oblong potatoes have a creamy white to pale yellow flesh. This has a pleasing creamy texture.

Clancy potatoes are top quality and are great boiled and mashed. They have a wonderful flavor.

The potatoes can be harvested any time after they begin to bloom up until a hard freeze. These keep well in the ground so there is no need to harvest them right away. They can be harvested in a range of sizes, depending on how soon you harvest them. They’re ready to eat when they’re ½ inch across. They’re considered mature when they’re three to five inches wide and weight three to four ounces each.

The mounded, two to three foot tall plants are equally wide. The compact, healthy plants have blue to purple blossoms with yellow centers.

Space the plants nine to twelve inches apart in the garden. The yield is fairly good with about four full size ones per plant.

Clancy potatoes are a good choice for containers. This would be a fun project for kids because the pelleted seeds are large and easy to handle. This variety was introduced by Bejo Seeds.

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