Potatoes in north Texas?
I'm in zone 8A, DFW area of north Texas. Is it too late to plant potatoes? Will potatoes even grow here? I have read somewhere that the tubers won't grow when soil temps are over 80 degrees, which is almost certainly the case here, although I have not measured it.
If I can grow potatoes in DFW area, will it work if I buy organic potatoes (Yukon, Red, Russet) from a store like Whole Foods? I wonder if they have been treated with chemicals to retard sprouting. Hopefully that's not allowed for organic produce.
Or should I really buy seed potatoes that are certified disease and pest free? And if so, can they be bought already sprouted?
I'd be growing these in a container (20 gallon tub), not in my SFG beds. But I won't even bother if it is true that potatoes won't grow in north Texas during the summer.