Vegetables and Fruit forum: Blue Potato varieties

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Oct 12, 2011 12:09 PM CST
What are your favorite blue potato varieties and tell us a little about why? (and not so favorite)
Might I add :
What Red potato varieties do you like to grow?
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Oct 13, 2011 10:00 AM CST
I tried Purple Majesty for the first time this year, with rather unspectacular results. To be fair, none of my potatoes did extremely well this year, but the purple variety barely yielded anything above what I orignally planted. I should also note that I grow all of my potatoes in containers (like SmartPots).

Of the red variety, I've had my greatest success with Caribe (and they have a slight purplish tint to the skin). The productivity is good, it's a beautiful potato with the purplish-red skin and white flesh. It also seems to keep fairly well.

Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Oct 13, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Thanks, Linda! Think I will try Caribe. It is great tasting AND beautiful...never grew it before.
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Oct 13, 2011 6:29 PM CST
Hope you'll keep us posted on your results!
Name: Melissa
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Melissa
Oct 22, 2011 8:35 PM CST
What do they look like when they are cooked? Do they stay Blue? I'm thinking cool looking mashed potatoes! LOL
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Oct 23, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Have you ordered from Wood Prairie Farm?
Love their potatoes.
http://www.woodprairie.com/product/organic-blue-seed-potatoe...

and this is interesting
http://www.woodprairie.com/newsletter_thanks
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Oct 23, 2011 1:30 PM CST
Melissa: I didn't have enough blue potatoes from my harvest to try mashed potatoes--I just roasted mine with some other varieties. I'll bet kids would love blue mashed potatoes, though!!

I've not ordered from Woodprairie, but do get their newsletter. I've ordered the past few years from [url=www.potatogarden.com]www.potatogarden.com[/url] (formerly Ronnigers). They have an amazing selection, but you need to order early because they often sell out of most varieties. I usually order in January for shipping in mid-late March.
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Jan 1, 2012 12:58 PM CST
They make an unbelieveable Potato salad.

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