For potato salad, made from new potatoes.
My favorite overall are Russian Banana fingerlings, but they're a late potato.
In my opinion, Nicola, hands down. They're early, give high yields, are super tasty and they keep well.
Thanks. I always thought the red varieties were best for boiling, but apparently not.
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.....
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.
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.
You might want to look at Red Dale, an early high moisture (waxy) potato.
Looks good, planatus. Do you have a good source for it?