The Average Potato Yield Per Plant


Potatoes are a cool-season crop that is fairly easy to grow in a home garden. Many varieties of potato are available, and they can be stored up to six months or more after harvest.

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Potato plants are grown from "tubers," which are pieces of seed potatoes. Each seed piece is about the size of an egg. A pound of seed potatoes will typically produce six to eight tubers.

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Spacing of plants will influence size and yield of potatoes per plant. Ideally, tubers should be planted 3 to 4 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart, in rows that are 36 inches apart. A 100-foot long row planted this way will produce approximately 150 to 300 pounds of potatoes.

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Each potato plant in a row will generally produce 3 to 5 lbs. of potatoes. Fluctuating temperatures, soil moisture and nitrogen levels in the soil can all influence yield.

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