Seed potatoes are arriving on Saturday, February 10 at your local Smith Farm Supply store. The two varieties that are available at all locations are Red Pontiac and White Kennebec. The Royston store is the only location to have the Yukon Gold potatoes. Please contact your local Smith Farm Supply for more information.
Available seed potatoes include Red Pontiac, Yukon Gold, and White Kennebec potatoes
- Red Pontiac is a late season variety with a round to oblong tubers with a dark red skin which may sometimes be netted. Tubers have medium to deep eyes, white flesh, and low specific gravity. The variety is widely adapted with high yield potential. Red Pontiac is grown primarily for fresh market use and, in eastern Canada for offshore seed export. Plants are large, slightly spreading with thick stems that are prominently angled. Nodes are slightly reddish purple, wings are prominent and double. Flowers are large, light purple with white tips.
- White Kennebec is a hefty potato with an ovate to oblong shape and stouted ends. Its thin skin is layered with tones of creamy white and tan with a soft ivory flesh. The skin’s texture is semi-rough and speckled with shallow eyes. Its flesh is firm and moist, yet starchy, making it a versatile potato for culinary use. Kennebec potatoes have a rich, earthy and nutty flavor when cooked.
- Yukon Gold is a medium to high yielding variety. Excellent storability. Long dormancy period. Plant these in your garden and you will have a goldmine of yellow-skinned, yellow-fleshed potatoes ready to harvest in 100 days. Potatoes are perfect for browning or your favorite recipe.
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