Best early waxy-type potato

ltiltonAugust 4, 2014

For potato salad, made from new potatoes.

My favorite overall are Russian Banana fingerlings, but they're a late potato.

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Mark(Oregon, Zone 8)

In my opinion, Nicola, hands down. They're early, give high yields, are super tasty and they keep well.
-Mark

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:17AM
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ltilton

Thanks. I always thought the red varieties were best for boiling, but apparently not.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 3:02PM
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Mark(Oregon, Zone 8)

Well I boil most of my potatoes, regardless of variety. Yukons i'll bake sometimes, and the nicolas i'll roast. The reds I grow (pontiac, norland, dakota rose) all are flaky, not waxy. I like the nicolas because they hold together well after cooking.
No one else chiming in? Everyone must like nicolas too.....

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 12:16AM
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sweetquietplace(6 WNC Mtn.)

I grew some Nicola this year for my daughter-in-law who is diabetic. Nicola is supposed to be low-glycemic. It's a lovely potato. Also grew some Nevskij, the most widely grown potato in Russia. Boy oh boy, they're really tasty and they hold up well to a very rainy season and heavy soil. Spartan Splash also performed well for me and is great tasting.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 7:55AM
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ltilton

What about bintje as a boiling potato?

I made potato salad with my new norlands the other day and was surprised how flaky they were. It tasted great, but the texture isn't what I want in potato salad.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 10:35AM
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planatus(6)

You might want to look at Red Dale, an early high moisture (waxy) potato.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 8:38AM
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ltilton

Looks good, planatus. Do you have a good source for it?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 9:11AM
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