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Best early waxy-type potato

Posted by ltilton 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 14 at 16:56

For potato salad, made from new potatoes.

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


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RE: Best early waxy-type potato

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


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


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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.....


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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.


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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.


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


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


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