The way potatoes are planted is very important. The Galician potato producers that work with us must carry out their work under specific conditions. Kennebec potato production is based on traditional farming practices. According to the Regulatory Council, this potato growing must be carried out by establishing certain provisions.
As we have said, traditional practices drive the whole process. That is why potatoes are not grown two years in the same plot. The seeds for planting these potatoes must be certified and can not come from outside the farm. The fertilizer for the potatoes, if possible, will be organic, maintaining a suitable C/N ratio. Our sub-area is characterized by its continental climate, with less rain and more extreme temperatures in the central months of the year (June, July, and August), which is the reason why irrigation is carried out so that the crop can meet the necessary conditions to maintain the quality of the product.
The growing frame will be determined by the producer, according to the implements and sizes used to plant. Preferably, hilling work will be carried out, but similar traditional practices can be used instead. The crop should not be watered in the 30 days prior to harvest.
All these conditions are designed to guarantee the highest product quality. Patatas Conde, as distributor, uses a Field Notebook to record and monitor that the required practices are met.