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.
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.
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.