What is a Potato Seed?
Potato Seed Suppliers In South Africa
Potato Seed Production
Address: Sterkspruit Long Tom Pass (R37) Lydenburg (17 Km out of Lydenburg on the Nelspruit/Sabie Rd, Lydenburg, 1120, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5:15 pm
Phone: +27 82 524 8391
RSA Seed Potatoe Exchange
Address: Pony Street Silverlakes, Office Park, Tyger Valley, 0181, South Africa
Areas served: Mozambique and nearby areas
Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 4 pm
Phone: +27 12 809 4000
Living Seeds Heirloom Seeds (Pty) Ltd
Address: 26 Herring Rd, Klipview, 1962, South Africa
Hours: Open ⋅ and close at 2 pm
Phone: +27 16 100 0824
How many seed potatoes are in 1kg?
The ideal seed potato tuber is about the size of a hen’s egg. The standard is that the tuber will fall through a 55 mm square, but not through a 35 mm square.
This means that the number in a kilogram could be as low as 8 but could be as high as 16.
Is potato farming profitable in South Africa?
Farming potatoes in South Africa can be profitable but is by no means an easy endeavor. There are a number of factors limiting potato production and profitability in South Africa.
How long do potatoes take to grow in South Africa?
Young shoots start to appear anywhere from one week to three weeks after planting. The total growth period ranges from about 110 to 150 days from planting.
If you are harvesting new potatoes, they may be ready by day 60.
Can you grow potatoes all year round in South Africa?
This means that South Africans are able to enjoy locally grown potatoes all year round. Potatoes are grown from tubers or seed potatoes.
In frost-free areas, these can be planted from August through to the following June; where frost is experienced, growers have a shorter planting period, which ends in early January.
Which province produces the most potatoes in South Africa?
The main producing regions are situated in the Limpopo, Free State, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, and Eastern Cape.
In 2018, Limpopo province was still the leader in the number of hectares planted which accounts for 22% of hectares of the total national production (Potatoes SA).