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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Post: # 12826Unread post Dee
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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Post: # 12865Unread post kath
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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Post: # 12875Unread post FarmerShawn
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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Post: # 12894Unread post Dee
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:18 pm

I had never heard of Adirondack Red - I am intrigued!

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