We would love to supply your farm with potatoes in 2022
Just give us until December when we will have an idea of what we can supply.
You may purchase as few or as many bags as you like all of one variety or combine as many varieties as you want to try. Unfortunately, our online system can not calculate shipping quotes for bulk orders, so please print off our 14kg price list. You can mail, fax or email your order to the farm.
Chances are we probably won’t to be able to help you out. At 40 acres we are a small seed potato farm suited to supplying small home and market gardeners. Most regions in Canada have a Seed Potato Growers Association with lists of their member growers. Hopefully they can point you in the right direction.
We offer a limited selection varieties that can be shipped in 500kg – 1000kg bags. Unfortunately due to a poor growing year last season, we only have the following varieties available in 500kg+ bags. Please call our office for pricing on these varieties. 1 877 224 3939
We typically ship orders of less than 6 bags by Canada Post with larger orders going by courier. Please contact our office to obtain a shipping quote.
On a Pallet we can fit up to 48 -14kg bags or up to 900kg of bulk potatoes in a large tote bag.
This is a little dependent on the type of potato. Generally early season varieties you will get 7-10 potatoes/kg, Mid Season Varieties 8-12/kg, Late Season Varieties 9-14 and Fingerling Varieties 10-16/kg. It is possible to cut larger potatoes, which if you do, expect 12-16 pieces total/kg.
We plant our potatoes 3 feet between rows and 9-12″ between potatoes, so typically each plant requires 2-3 square feet to grow.
To calculate space requirements for a 14kg bag, with the numbers above (without cutting seed), you can typically expect 100 (for early season varieties) to 200 for Late Season & Fingerling Varieties. With cutting seed, 180 is a good average to use.
So the amount of room an average 14kg bag of potatoes will require is approximately 320 square feet, or a 160-180ft row.
If this is your first time growing potatoes, 1 acre is a lot of potatoes. I know of people who grow an acre without machinery, but I wouldn’t want to try myself. To put 1 acre into perspective, we plant our potatoes 8-14 inches apart in row and 3 feet between rows. This spacing requires approximately 1000kg of seed potatoes per acre. The seed needs to be planted, hilled & then harvested. Without machinery this is a lot of work, with machinery its fairly easy.
The second thing to consider is how much potatoes your plot will yield. To put 1 acre or approximately 1000kg of planted seed potatoes in perspective, we expect to harvest 10 times the weight we plant (this may be lower if you want small early potatoes, or much higher in warm long season climates). So 1 tonne of planted potatoes can yield around 10 tonnes of harvested potatoes.