What are some unique and tasty varieties of potatoes I can grow?

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    There are a vast many types of potatoes.  Which ones are recommended for growing depend on several factors such as location and soil type.  Seed potato suppliers are good resources for information on cooking applications for different varieties of potatoes.  The Rocket potato is known for its white, waxy flesh.  The Lady Christi has yellow skin and long, oval tubers.  The King Edward is a red skinned potato with creamy white flesh.  For more types of potatoes, see the link below.

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    Great question. I am so thrilled that you are willing to branch out. There are so many interesting potato varieties besides yukon gold and russet potatoes. Some of my favorite include:

    Purple Peruvian

    Cranberry Red


     

    All Blue

     

    Fingerlings

     

     Seed Savers Exchange is a great source for order potato seed and they have a good variety.  (http://www.seedsavers.org/Items.aspx?search=potato)

     

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    http://www.seedsavers.org/Details.aspx?itemNo=847%28OG%29

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