Seglinde Potatoes The 2015 year spud..

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Yup, we grew this for the first time in 2014 and its a huge winner..

Here is hubbies written report..

FRONT GARDEN ROW:  “SIEGLINDE” – White w/ yellow skin

This row was planted in soil, and harvesting began in June to obtain small eating potatoes.  Two plants had been left in the ground to see how they matured, and yielded 13 lbs.  Potatoes are mostly medium to large with good shapes, and since this row was planted in soil, they were found at the top of the soil.  Little damage was noted.  One quirk was that this variety did not produce in a single location but rather tended to produce clusters in multiple places around the centre of the hill, making additional digging necessary.

Given that fourteen were originally planted, it can be extrapolated that a full harvest might’ve been on the order of 80 to 90 lbs if left to grow.  One online reference indicated they had a yield of 20x.  If we planted 5 lbs, then our hypothetical yield would’ve been 16 to 18x, which is very good.  As it is, we’re not sure how much we actually ate from the early hills.

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We loved this spud, we enjoyed as baby spuds, fresh eating, salads, mashed, and baked or fried, it has stored well to date and is listed as a great storage potato..

It is THE potato of 2015, we will be trying a few in straw but the rest will be going in the ground, we are planning on putting in a min of 15 pounds of seed, which if the same as last year give us.. 250 to 300 pounds of potatoes.. I need plant an extra ten pounds as extras for early eating-summer harvest.

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We really need to do a better job hilling them this year.. lots of updates on this spud to follow.

We need to grow and put up 250 to 300 pounds for storage, and we need to plan for planting another 60 to 80 for fresh harvesting and eating in season.

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6 Responses to Seglinde Potatoes The 2015 year spud..

  1. Sheri says:

    Years ago (1982) I met a old Romanian woman who grew a white potato that was brought to her from a old garden in Stuttgart, Germany. The German garden’s owner was named Seglinde. I actually got to met and spend the day with Seglinde on a local farm here in Washington State. She was afflicted with M.S. and could barely walk. Do you have any history on this potato?

  2. Sheri says:

    The old Romanian woman “Adella” was her name, her father was a high ranking military officer that joined Hitler’s forces. Her first husband was killed in battle and her 2nd husband was Oscar Esslinger, a young man rising in the equestrian ranks. He was a Russian and when the German forces invaded Russia and his family Thoroughbred horse farm (Show Jumpers), in Odessa, Russia, the Germans took all their horses. Oscar Esslinger loved the horses, especially one that held a record in jumping and he went with them to care for the horses, now war horses. He joined Hitler’s Equine SS patrol. He was later shot 3 times (lost a leg) as the equestrian patrol was crossing a river. He was captured by the American forces and remained 3 years in a American hospital/ prison camp. After the war he was released back to his wife in Germany where he went to work for Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart. His daughter “Sylvia” met & married an American Army man and moved to America. When Oscar retired he moved the rest of his family here. Much of the family lives and farms in Odessa, Washington. These people kept gardens and were very fond of that white potato, it kept them from starving to death.

  3. Sheri says:

    Now I remember why this potato was so desired! It was and still is used to make potato spätzle noodles (Potato dumplings) and German hot potato salad! They were very proud of this potato!

    Adelle showed me how to make spätzle noodles and homemade pretzels. After she made the spätzle noodles she heated a pan with oil and quickly fried them and then she would brown bread crumbs in butter and top it on the spätzle noodles. It was served with all her meals but their tradition is to serve it with German Schnitzel aka “Chicken fried steak”!

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