Had a glorious weekend weather wise, so it was time to get potatoes in before the rain begins which will be all week long.
As usual for 2017 garden season, we did some more experimentation with two new varieties this year. For years we grew Tolaas potatoes, which seemed to suit us quite well. Last years crop sucked, and Tolaas was removed from all of our seed suppliers for 2017 which makes me think there was a problem with the potato last year.
This year we grew two different varieties, both are supposed to be good French frying potatoes (we do quite a bit of Lake Eroe fishing and enjoy our catch with fresh-cut fries). We tried Shepody and Bridget.
Shepody: Larger than other varieties, good yield 12 potatoes per plant. Plant was earlier than Bridget. Oblong and dense.
Bridget: More of a round-oblong potato, not as long or large as Shepody. Good yield in 10-13 potatoes per plant. Heavier netting on potato.
Both were fried up for a test and we seem to like the Shepody slightly better, but both make am awesome fry!!
Both varieties were 10 plants each. Note the one picture of the huge potato, this plant had one potato only, this monstrosity that was hollow inside probably due to it's mutant size.
Here are some pics, with the tractor in the shot just because!!!