New potatoes swimming in butter and dill are pretty high up on our list of favourites. Have always liked Russets best, then a red called Sangre, and the solid purple ones, aside from looking pretty grim when boiled, taste great.
Yeah different varieties are best for different things. Yukon Gold are a favorite at our house for most things.
We had about 45 people(just family) over to celebrate my parents 64th anniversary a week ago Saturday(Grilled Burgers, Brats, and hot dogs) and Jo said she used 7-10 lbs of Yukon Gold in the potato salad.
Russet in my opinion is best overall as a baking potato. Kennebec is the "Old Reliable" and keep well. I have heard of the Sangre.
But for a Red Potato, the Pontiac is the one I go with,, it's a standard around here(Did not plant any this year and regret it) I like it best as a frying potato.
This is my second year growing the Purple Majesty. Last Summer my 17 yr old grandson was over for breakfast. I wish you all could have seen the look on his face when Jo set a plate of purple fried potatoes in front of him. He took one bite and said it tastes like a potato and then dug in.
Who knows what novelty varieties I will try next year?
I can only grow as many as we can use and share up until about January since I have no place to keep more.
The Taters are making it pretty obvious that there will be a project for next Summer. I really can't grow more until I get a Root Cellar put in. I have the location picked and about 1/2 the material so far. So by next Summer I should have all the block lined up.
Edited by JD DANNELS, August 06, 2013 - 08:18 AM.