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Old March 18, 2018   #1
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Default General purpose potato suggestion?

I have my French Fingerling seed potatoes,and am thinking about German Butterball as well.I'd like an idea for something that would be good for mashing/baking,maybe a russet type?Something readily available.Tasty would be a big plus as well.

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I have my French Fingerling seed potatoes,and am thinking about German Butterball as well.I'd like an idea for something that would be good for mashing/baking,maybe a russet type?Something readily available.Tasty would be a big plus as well.

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German Butterball is the tastiest potato I have found so far. My picky eater kids even ate the skins! So the only seed potatoes I bought this year were German Butterball.
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But...I want a potato that actually has some flavor.

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I might try buying at the local supermarket,but what they sell are generic no flavor potatoes.No reason the plant potatoes with little to no flavor,as I can buy those all day long and not have to tend plants.

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German Butterball is the tastiest potato I have found so far. My picky eater kids even ate the skins! So the only seed potatoes I bought this year were German Butterball.
Ok,I have this one sprouting to be planted.I also found a package of small fingerling potatoes locally.If they ever sprout,I'll plant those too.

I was actually kind of trying to find a russet type potato to plant,but may have to wait another season,as I only have so many containers.

Thanks for the suggestion of German Butterball.Nice to know that these are flavorful.

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I might try buying at the local supermarket,but what they sell are generic no flavor potatoes.No reason the plant potatoes with little to no flavor,as I can buy those all day long and not have to tend plants.

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Ok,I have this one sprouting to be planted.I also found a package of small fingerling potatoes locally.If they ever sprout,I'll plant those too.


I was actually kind of trying to find a russet type potato to plant,but may have to wait another season,as I only have so many containers.

Thanks for the suggestion of German Butterball.Nice to know that these are flavorful.

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Our local Rural King has Yukon Golds and Red potatoes at .39/lb for seed potatoes. I ordered Rose Finn Apple, Russian Banana and Magic Molly from The Maine Potato Lady.
I like fingerlings, on a good year you plant 1# and get 10# at harvest. Gran Teton Organics is another good place to get a lot of varieties.
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In my opinion there is no such thing as a general purpose potato.
You need a red a starch and a gold.
Also the older a potato is the sweeter is gets, starch turns to sugar.
Reds make killer french fries if you know how to do it.

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My faves for flavor so far are Dark Red Norland, Yukon Gold, Desiree, Carola, and German Butterball was my favorite fingerling. I consider all potatoes all purpose.
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