With Autumn less than a month away, root vegetable harvest has just begun!
With nearly a dozen varieties available to our food family, its hard to know which tater is best for the dish you want to prepare. We’ve got a handy guide to help you make those shopping decisions!
Beautiful red skin. An attractive, medium oblong potato with shallow eyes, smooth red skin and white flesh. Norland is an early to mid season variety which is quite versatile for both boiling and baking. Plants are medium large, spreading with purple flowers. Good disease resistance. Norland is a good storage potato.
Sweet Potatoes - Garnet Yams
Garnet, Jewel, Beauregard: these are the orange fleshed, reddish-brownish-orangish skinned sweet potatoes masquerading as yams. They're even more common than the standard sweet potato, sweeter, and contain a bit more water (you can hear it escape when you bake them!)
This mid-season deep yellow skin, deep yellow flesh variety produces round tubers that are considered gourmet potatoes that are good for retail fresh, boiling, baking and frying.
This early yellow skin, yellow flesh variety produces round to oval tubers that are excellent for boiling or baking. Colomba can be distinguished from other varieties due to its exceptional taste and interesting texture, which provides a wide range of uses and can be harvested early due to early skin set.
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