We grow an amazing variety of potatoes at Terhune Orchards. Every year we grow a range of varieties and then we try them and continue to grow those that taste the best! We have round the fingerling and smaller size potatoes to be the most flavorful so many of the varieties are described below. We also have potatoes ranging from red to gold to blue. They really do taste different so we have them by the pound and you can mix them up when you come to the farm store.
Austrian Crescent tan skin, yellow flesh Some folks swear this tuber is very different from Banana; others swear it’s not. Golden crescents with deep yellow flesh can reach 10″ and up to 18 oz. Austrian Crescents are my favorite fingerling with good size, good yield, good flavor. Wonderful as new potatoes, in salads or steamed. Medium-sized plants with mid- to late-season maturity.
Blue Gold or Peter Wilcox It was developed by researchers in Maryland and Maine and named for Peter Wilcox a professor in Spiritual and Pastoral Care Program at Loyola College. Beautiful blue skin, stunning gold flesh and high yield makes it a great potato to grow. They have a earthy flavor and are firm but not waxy after cooking. Its may take a bit longer than regular potatoes to cook so adjust cooking times.
Kennebec buff skin, white flesh Want a dependable variety? Kennebec, The Maine Potato, is the one. Still popular after decades for its adaptability to a wide range of soils and growing conditions. High yields of large delicious all-purpose spuds. I can vouch for Kennebec’s high yields of large potatoes. Excellent storage. Released by USDA and Maine in 1948. Large plant with a dense canopy of white flowers. Resistant to late blight but susceptible to verticillium and rhizoctonia
Dark Red Norland dark red skin, white flesh Norland has long been the standard early red, delicious for those first tubers of the year. Excellent for boiling and good for baking. Dark Red is a selection from Norland for its brighter skin color. Matures slightly later than its parent, with consistently higher yields. Medium-to-large plants with purple flowers. Fair storage.