Clancy Potato Seeds

This packet yields approximately 9 plants when started indoors.
3.8888888888889 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
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We're excited about a potato grown from seed! 'Clancy' grows in a diversity of colors and has great quality; it even won the 2019 All-America Selections award! Small, ¾"-1½" potatoes are both round and fingerling shaped with smooth skin in a mix of shades between rose gold and red. This "creamer" potato has a pale yellow to white interior and creamy texture when cooked. To increase harvest, hill soil around plants a few times as they grow. Potatoes can be harvested any time after they flower and before a hard freeze. Seeds are pelleted with an organic coating for easy handling.

$3.89 12 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 85 – 110 Days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Unknown; only in cultivation

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: Lush, green foliage 24"–40" tall is followed by pinkish lavender flowers

Variety Information: 'Clancy' is an ideal "creamer" potato with fine texture, making it very versatile. Potatoes may be round or elongated (fingerling); the skins can be rose blush to red or creamy yellow, some with red spots or dots. 'Clancy' was bred by Peter van Hest; it is the first potato from seed that is an AAS winner. Seeds are sterile which helps prevent diseases from spreading like they can on a tuber.

When to Sow Outside: Not recommended.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. In mild climates, start seeds in mid-summer for a fall crop. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.

Days to Emerge: 7 – 14 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 3'

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 12" apart outside

Special Instructions: Potatoes should have soil hilled around them a few times during the growing season to maximize your harvest. When soil is mounded, or hilled, on the plant stems, it encourages new roots to sprout from the buried stem, and more potatoes will develop on those roots. Hilling also preserves the harvest because if/when potato tubers are exposed to light for long periods of time, they produce chlorophyll and other substances that make them bitter. At least one of these substances, solanine, is toxic to humans in large amounts. HILLING PROCESS: As plants grow, mound soil and/or compost around them a few times during the growing season until you have hilled about 12" of soil around plants. It is a good idea to also mulch the hills to reduce weeds, retain moisture, and help prevent pests. Alternatively, some gardeners plant potatoes in a barrel, grow bag, or similar structure, and add soil and/or compost as plants grow. To harvest, the structure can be opened or tipped over, exposing the potatoes.

Harvesting: Use a flat-tine digging fork or shovel, digging widely around the hill to avoid damaging the potatoes. Potatoes may be harvested in stages for a longer harvest period.

FRESH NEW POTATOES: Harvest may begin any time after plants have begun to flower. Potatoes harvested at this stage should be enjoyed as soon as possible, as their soft skins don't allow for long-term storage.

STORAGE POTATOES: Once the foliage has died back or is removed, potato skins toughen which protects them from drying out, extending their storage life. Harvest 2 to 3 weeks after the foliage has died back. If your season is short and foliage has not died back, you can cut the plants down at the soil level three weeks prior to harvesting.

Curing Storage Potatoes: Unwashed potatoes should be cured in a dry, well-ventilated location for 2 to 3 days.

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Clancy Potato Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Hardly one sprouted and soon after died.

1 out of 5 stars Dec 6, 2020
Had bad experience trying them. One sprouted and died soon after a week.
Shagufta from DE
Owner Response: Hello Shagufta, We are sorry you had difficulty with these seeds. Rest assured, we test our seeds using a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. Once seeds germinate they rely on their environment to succeed. Seedling dying are signs of an environmental issue, like too much water, or fugus like damping off. We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues like this. Some important factors for success starting potatoes from seed include starting seeds indoors, in temperatures of 60 to 70, and using a shallow, sterile seed starting mix. Please do not soak the seeds. We hope this helps. A customer service agent will be in contact.

Germinates and then dies

1 out of 5 stars Jan 12, 2021
Tried growing them inside and outside, in the ground and in pots, and all it's done is germinate and then does nothing for months. Disappointed, I was looking forward to growing potatoes!
Alex from CA
Owner Response: Hi Alex, We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues. A seed contains the energy to grow to the point where it can use light, nutrients, water, air, and so on from the environment to create new energy through photosynthesis. When we encounter issues after sprouting we look for clues from growing conditions as to what may have gone wrong. Please feel free to contact us for help anytime.

Clancy Potato so far so good

5 out of 5 stars Feb 25, 2021
Indoor sowing started on January 4th 2021. So far so good! I wish I could share a picture of their growth. I was pretty worried about starting clancy potatoes from seed but it was super easy the pelleted seeds really helped. Out of the 12 seeds 11 sprouted. I did start them inside first! I used a perlite, coco coir, and vermiculite blend and some cheap walmart grow lights. It took about 11 days for germination and I fertilized them at the bottom tray with a very dilute fertilizer. As of February 9, 2021 I transplanted them into a bigger pot like a quart pot but I also placed their stems lower into soil like a tomato. I'm planning on transplanting them into a raised bed on February 26, 2021. I'll be hilling them as they stretch. Can't wait to see how it goes.
Diego from TX

Lookin' good!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 7, 2021
Indoor sowed around Jan 20th in a mix of peat and seed starting soil. Kept them under full spectrum lights in a seed starting enclosure, and then moved them to red/blue lights once sprouted. Packet must have had more than 12 seeds because I got at least 14 sprouts haha. Anyway, Zone 7a, so it's taking a little time to warm up, but I'll start transplanting them very soon. So far, so good! Bought another packet of seeds today from a local shop.
Sam from VA

Took alittle more time to start then package said, but all good now!

4 out of 5 stars Mar 17, 2021
Think package said 7-14 days to sprout, but mine ended up taking 25 to 30 days. Once sprouted, their looking great so far!!
Stephanie from SC

Clancy is great!!

5 out of 5 stars May 7, 2021
So far, I started 12 seeds under lights with bottom heat, and I now have 12 beautiful plants to go into grow bags. They've been outside in a cold frame (open during the day) for weeks in cow pots. These are really doing well.
Elaine from CT

Love these Potatoes!

5 out of 5 stars Jun 12, 2021
I started these indoors and when I transplanted them to barrels outside, I could already see the little potatoes forming. They are thriving in the barrels and I can't wait to see how they turn out!
Mary from CO

Mine germinated!

4 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2021
I was delighted that I could get actual potato plants to germinate from a seed - of course, I attempted this in May in Roast Angeles, and so everything died by July, but *in theory* they may survive in our winter season. If we have one this year.
Ariel from CA

Grew Great

5 out of 5 stars Sep 7, 2021
I started the seeds in cups, outside. Every seed germinated and grew. Once established I moved them into the gardens. All plants grew fine, flowered well and produced potatoes. They were smaller plants however. I am saving some of the potatoes to replant to see if the plants grow bigger the second time around. We are in zone 8b, on an island near the Salish Sea - we have dry summers, the plants were watered with irrigation.