Potato recommendations

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Potato recommendations

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Post: # 12703Unread post isuhunter
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:59 pm

In Iowa here... what do you guys suggest for a white and red potato? Looking for long shelf life too.
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:54 pm

Red skinned Mozart is the variety, which has had longest shelf life in our root cellar. It is also great as baked potato. The variety is from UK, so I do not know its availability is US.

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Post: # 12747Unread post Paquebot
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:06 pm

For whiie, Kennebec or Mega Chip. Both store a long time. For red, Red Norland or Red Pontiac. They've been standard in the Midwest for ages.

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Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:10 am

I really enjoy Red Norland. For a red-all-the-way-through potato, AmaRosa fingerling (delicious!).
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Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:47 pm

Kennebec and Red Norland also grew the best in my PA garden for white and red, with Kennebec good for storage- Red Norland needs to be used up first. All Red was a really good producer, too, and kept well also. I like the all blue varieties for their antioxidants, too, and found that Adirondack Blue kept the longest of all I've tried. Then you can also make red, white, and blue potato salad for the 4th of July! ;)
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Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:14 pm

Green Mountain is a fantastic white baking potato that keeps really well. Adirondack Red is the red inside spud I've settled on, and it keeps well, too. Red Norland I always grow for early potatoes, but, as others noted, it's not a great keeper.
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Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:18 pm

I had never heard of Adirondack Red - I am intrigued!
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:26 pm

To whom it may concern. I've grown Kennebec, and Pontiac, most of my life. But my tater growing years are coming to a end. Both varieties are great. But the last 2 years my PH level has changed. And I'm plagued with tater scabs. It just so happened that the 2 varieties I mentioned, are the MOST acceptable to scab disease. Red Norland is resistant to that disease. But I can't find them anywhere at a market.
PS..Just relaying information-- a few of the Russets is resistant also. You can google the scab disease. It looks like warts to me. It will sure start your taters to rot early. Research the resistant varieties
While hunting for resistant taters, the markets all told me I better buy fast. Because with the toilet paper scare. There was also a shortage on seed potatoes. Many broke into their seed potatoes bins, and sold their supply for the table taters.
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Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:53 am

@TomHillbilly you mentioned above that your pH has changed. How has it changed and what is your current pH and by what method was it tested. It should be possible to reverse the change by careful addition of suitable chemicals
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Post: # 15998Unread post Bower
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:48 pm

True word that the russets are scab resistant. I wish I liked them, because so easy to grow, and a clean crop scabwise.
We used to grow Kennebec and Pontiac Reds here too, in spite of the scab. Big yield from Kennebec but boring to my taste. The Pontiacs were a nice red, somewhat scab susceptible. We tried some other reds but never settled on a favorite, until the year we got blight, and that was the end of potato growing for me.
I have a bag of sprouty reds from the supermarket, and am cutting a few starts off them as I eat what is left. More the merrier, I guess...
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