How To Grow German Butterball Potato

German butterball potato is one of the best potato types that are not easy to find, the more reason why most farmers have not experienced it.

How to Grow German Butterball Potatoes

This potato type is available all year round with its peak season being late spring through late summer.

Plant the potatoes directly in the garden as soon as they have roots. Potatoes are a cool-season crop that should be planted before the frost season. Potatoes are also grown as a fall crop in milder regions.

How To Plant

Keep the weeds under control during this season. Weeds compete with plants for water, nutrients, and space. Control them by either using mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating or cultivating them often. 

How to Grow


Harvest new potatoes as soon as the plants begin to flower as young potatoes or after 15 weeks since planting. Store them in a cool, dark, and dry place for a week at 65 – 70F. 

These potatoes are best suited for applications like baking, steaming, frying, and mashing. They are an all-purpose variety that works well in different dishes – in soups, side dishes, or any other waxy potato recipe. German butterball potato holds its shape well when cooked

Why Grow German Butterball Potato

German butterball potato is grown like the other potato species but its sweetness exceeds them. The buttery flavor is one that you won’t find in other potatoes, the more reason you need to grow some.  And if you love to eat your potatoes for long, it still keeps fresh no matter how long you store it.  As long as you store it in perfect conditions!