There are dozens of different potato varieties, usually described as early, second early and main crop. America’s potato growers are constantly working to bring new specialty varieties to the market. Today’s potatoes come in more colors, shapes and sizes than ever before. It would be nearly impossible to describe each and every one therefore we will break the category to Russets and COLOR potatoes.
This product is available year-round with various sourcing.
Two main varieties would be the Russet Burbank and the Russet Norkotah. Russets are the most widely used potato type, characterized by a brown, netted skin and white flesh. These varieties are grown mainly in the Northwest; Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
|Purple||Purple||Purple||nutty flavor, highest quantity available in t'all|
|Red||Red||White||Firm, Smooth and Moist|
|Russet||Brown||White||most commonly used in North America; Medium starch|
|White||Tan||White||Can be used in most any potato recipe, Medium Starch|
|Yellow Flesh||Yellow||Yellow||Dense, Creamy, generally available in late summer/ early fall|
We will concentrate on the three most widely used varieties consumed in the United States; Whites, Reds and Yellows. Although Purples, Fingerling and Petites are gaining in popularity.
This all purpose variety potato type has a white skin and white flesh. The potato is slightly dense and creamy with a subtle sweet flavor. Great for using in a soup or stew, also great for mashing.
Well known in Europe and vastly gaining popularity in the United States. This potato type has a golden skin and golden flesh. The variety is best known for their natural smooth and buttery taste. Grilling brings out the slightly sweet caramelized flavor.
This all purpose variety potato type has a rosy red skin and a white flesh. Best known for a moist, waxy flesh that stays firm and flavorful throughout cooking.
Potatoes keep longest when stored in a cool dry and dark area with good ventilation. Ideal storage temperature should range between 45-50 degrees. Never freeze a potato.