VARIETIES

Edmonton Potato Growers are proud to offer a large selection of the most popular and productive seed potato varieties available in North America. Scientists believe that the long summer days in the far north

(where EPG's growers are located) produce potatoes with more robust sugars and enzymes, and more productive power, this is referred to as "northern vigour" and all of our seed potatoes have it! Our isolated Northern location along with experienced growers produce seed with the lowest possible disease levels. 

Alaska Bloom

This early yellow skin, cream flesh variety produces round tubers that are best used for retail fresh, boiling and baking. It is a high yielding variety that has high tuber set and produces tubers with uniform shape. Its pinkish eyes contrasted against a yellow skin make for an attractive combination that is also moderately resistant to common scab.

AmaRosa

This specialty mid-season red skin, red flesh fingerling variety produces oblong tubers. These sweet and creamy fingerlings are ideal for baking, roasting, grilling, boiling, frying and also make an intensely colourful potato chip as they retain their sweetness ad uniform bright red colour. This is unlike many coloured potato varieties that turn brown when fried and taste burnt. It has good storability with dormancy between 100 to 145 days and good resistance to common scab.

Banana Fingerling

This specialty gourmet late season yellow skin, yellow flesh fingerling variety produces small oblong tubers. Incredible flavour and firm texture make this fingerling most suitable for baking, boiling, and steaming however due to the waxy skin it is not as suitable for chipping and French frying. They mature from seed potato size around 105 - 135 days, have excellent storability, and are moderately resistant to common scab.

Bintje

This late season yellow skin, light yellow flesh variety produces long oval tubers. It is excellent for fresh market sale and use in boiling, baking, French frying and chipping. It is a high yielding, widely adapted variety that suffers very little from magnesium deficiency. Tubers have excellent storability, low starch content, and are not subject to blackening of the flesh or second growth. Because of high tuber set, small creamer potatoes can be harvested early. Recommended spacing in the row are 40 to 45 cm for table and 20 cm for seed production.

Blazer Russet

This mid-season tan russet skin, white flesh variety produces oblong tubers. It has found a niche within the processing industry as a replacement for Shepody. It is good for processing and fresh market as it has an attractive appearance and excellent culinary qualities. With a fairly firm and mealy texture it is very good for French fries and baked potatoes. It has medium to large tubers that are highly resistant to common scab and have a good storability.

Butterfly

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. Butterfly has good storability and is moderately resistant to common scab. 

Carolina

This early red skin, white flesh variety produces round to oval tubers that are used in retail fresh and for boiling, baking and frying. Carolina has good storability.

Colomba

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. It is also fairly resistant to common scab. 

Dakota Pearl

This mid-season white skin, cream flesh variety produces round tubers that are good for boiling and baking and have excellent chipping quality even after long-term storage at 6°C. It is a medium to high yielding variety that has good storability. Tubers are attractive in their appearance and have good resistance to common scab.

Dark Red Norland

This early red skin, white flesh variety produces round tubers that are very good for boiling, French Frying and chipping (best at harvest) and fair for baking. This high yielding variety is good for the early fresh market and home gardens. Dark Red Norland adapt well to different soils however are sensitive to drought and susceptible to skinning and bruising if harvested before maturity. They seldom produces tubers that are irregular in shape, knobby or growth cracked. Tubers are not subject to internal defects like hollow heart, internal necrosis and vascular discoloration and are moderately resistant to common scab.

Goldrush

Also available from EPG as an organic variety

 

This mid-season dark brown russet skin, white flesh variety produces oblong to long tubers. It is a high yielding variety with good texture and excellent flavor making it good for fresh market, baking, and boiling. It is also very good for French frying if processed from harvest or short term storage. Tubers are usually smooth and quite uniform with very few external or internal defects, have good storability, and have good resistance to common scab.

Kennebec

This mid to late season white skin, white flesh variety produces elliptical to oblong tubers. It is excellent for boiling, baking, French frying and chipping. It is a high yielding, fast growing variety that is widely adapted and requires close planting (15 to 20 cm between plants) and vine killing to avoid producing oversized and rough tubers. Kennebec has excellent storability with long dormancy period. Tubers will grow green rapidly when exposed to light.

Pacific Russet

This early brown russet skin, white flesh variety produces oblong tubers. It is a high yielding variety of attractive appearance that has a mealy texture, low boiling sloughing, and low after cooking discolouration making it excellent for the fresh market, boiling, baking and frying. Pacific Russet have good resistance to internal and external defects and are highly resistant to common scab.

Innovator

This early to mid-season tan russet skin, light yellow flesh variety produces long oval tubers. It has a fairly firm to floury after cooking texture and excellent flavour making it suitable for fresh market, boiling, baking, frying, and chipping. It is a high yielding variety, uniform in grading with medium to high dry matter content and good storability. 

Marilyn

This specialty mid-season yellow skin, yellow flesh fingerling variety produces oblong tubers. It is a waxy type potato with firm texture and a wonderful flavour, making it a good choice for boiling, steaming or roasting. It was developed in Europe especially for salads and gourmet markets. It produces heavy yields with many medium sized tubers with smooth clear, bright skin. With somewhat closer planting distance, Marilyn can be grown for yellow creamer potatoes with size 1 1/4″ – 2″ in diameter. Harvest with care, as it is somewhat susceptible to damage because of the long oval tubers and bright skin. Marilyn has excellent storability and moderate resistance to common scab.

Russian Blue

This specialty late blue skin, blue flesh heritage variety produces round to oblong tubers. Their texture is much like a russet so they are good to bake or mash, cook as French fries or even make into chips; but they also can be steamed or boiled. Roasting or grilling the halves is recommended as it will actually darken the colour. The mild taste needs help with herbs and seasonings. Plants are very heavy setting so give them more room in the row. It withstands dry conditions better than most and has excellent storability.

Russet Burbank (Netted Gem)

This late to very late brown russet skin, white flesh variety produces long tubers that are primarily sold for the fresh market, baking and boiling and French fry processing. It is a medium to high yielding variety that has an attractive appearance and washes well at maturity and has excellent storability. Russet Burbank requires a uniform moisture supply and long growing season to produce maximum quality tubers and to prevent knobbiness and second growth. To produce large tubers, plants must be spaced 30 to 45 cm apart. Russet Burbank are moderately resistant to common scab.

Russet Norkotah

This early to mid-season dark brown russet skin, white flesh variety produces long to oblong tubers that are attractive in appearance and uniform in size and shape. It is a medium yielding variety that is primarily sold in count-carton trade as a baker as it is good for baking and tuber shape and type suits that market. Russet Norkotah are not well suited for processing, as well as being poor to moderate for boiling (some after cooking discoloration) and poor for chipping. Russet Norkotah has wide adaptability and good storability with a medium dormancy period as well as having good resistance to common scab.

Sangre

This mid-season deep red skin, white flesh variety produces oval to oblong tubers that are primarily used for the fresh market. It is excellent for boiling and baking, has no after cooking discolouration, is high in vitamin C, and ranks high in taste tests. It is a high yielding variety that has a medium to long dormancy period, excellent storability, and good retention of red skin color. Adequate warming of seed (at least 7 to 10 days) prior to planting is essential to obtain uniform emergence. Relatively close seed spacing will help optimize yield and tuber size. They are slow to emerge but grow rapidly, tuberization occurs early and tubers bulk at a rapid rate early in the season. It is resistant to second growth and is well adapted to irrigated areas, but moderately tolerant to drought. Tubers tend to develop excessive netting under dry soil conditions resulting in a brownish and unattractive appearance.

Satina

Also available from EPG as an organic variety

 

This mid to late season yellow skin, dark yellow flesh variety produces round tubers. It is a high yielding variety of attractive appearance that is primarily sold in the fresh market as it is good for boiling and mashing. It has rapid foliage development and is quite resistant to second growth, common scab, and bruising. It is highly tolerant to drought and well adapted to sandy soil and has excellent storability. 

Stampede Russet

This mid to late season brown russet skin, white flesh variety produces oblong tubers that are excellent for the fresh market as they have a good mealy texture when boiled and moist texture when baked. There is no cooking discolouration and only moderate sloughing after boiling. They are also excellent for French frying. It is a high yielding variety with a medium number of tubers per plant that are very uniform in size. They have a low level of internal and external defects with excellent storability. Stampede Russet perform best under irrigated conditions with optimum spacing at 30 cm and a high rate of nitrogen is required for optimum tuber size. They are moderately resistant to common scab.

Violet Queen

This early to mid-season purple skin, purple flesh specialty variety produces long oval tubers with remarkably normal flavour despite its colour. It is primarily sold in the retail fresh sector and has a slightly firm cooking type. The tubers are small and slow to emerge, and have good storability. Violet Queen are fairly resistant to common scab.

White Warba

This very early white skin, white flesh variety produces round tubers that are good for the early fresh market and are suitable for boiling and baking but not for chipping as the flesh tends to have a higher water content. 

Yukon Gold

This mid-season yellow skin, light yellow flesh variety produces oval tubers that are sold in the fresh market as it is very good for boiling, baking and French frying, however is unsuitable for chipping as it retains its yellow flesh colour when cooked. This medium to high yielding variety produced attractive, large tubers. It has dryer flesh and good storability.

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