** 2018 spring potatoes start shipping FIRST WEEK OF MARCH! Timing will depend on your area and supply. I will be getting them out ASAP though!
- You will receive 2 pound of Red Pontiac certified seed potatoes. - These are NOT store bought and are specially checked for disease. - Perfect option for spring and summer planting. - Potatoes grow from other potatoes, therefore this is the "seed" for planting and growing potato.
** Be careful buying potatoes from the "store/grocery" for planting. These potatoes can contain disease. EVEN POTATOES LABELED CERTIFIED ORGANIC! ** ----------
The Red Pontiac ( also known as Dakota Chief), is a red-skinned early main crop potato variety originally bred in the U.S., and is sold in the United States, Canada, Australia, Algeria, the Philippines, Venezuela and Uruguay. It arose as a color mutant of the original Pontiac variety in Florida, by a J.W. Weston in 1945. It was registered by the USDA in 1983. The original Pontiac itself was a hybrid of varieties "Triumph" and "Katahdin" and released in the USA in 1938 and Australia in 1940.
The plants are large and spreading with angled stems and large light purple flowers. The potatoes are deep-eyed and round with dark red skin and white waxy flesh, though can be knobbly if soil moisture is uneven. The skin colour can fade significantly, leaving only the eyes as red. ----------
Shipping will be $7.29 in the USA. If you have any question please contact me.