RED PONTIAC SEED POTATOES
- Certified Seed Potato
- Includes Planting Guide
** SHIPPING FEBRUARY-JUNE **
SKIN COLOR: RED
FLESH COLOR: WHITE
- 1-10 Lbs. Red Pontiac certified seed potatoes.
- NOT store bought, specially checked for disease.
- Perfect option for spring and summer planting.
** Do NOT buy potatoes at the grocery for planting. **
** Non-certified seed potatoes can contain disease. **
** EVEN POTATOES LABELED CERTIFIED ORGANIC! **
The Red Pontiac, is a red-skinned early main crop potato variety originally bred in the U.S.
Sold in the United States, Canada, Australia, Algeria, the Philippines, Venezuela and Uruguay.
It arose as a color mutant of the original Pontiac variety in Florida, by a J.W. Weston in 1945.
It was registered by the USDA in 1983.
The original Pontiac itself was a hybrid of varieties "Triumph" and "Katahdin"
The plants are large and spreading with angled stems and large light purple flowers.
The potatoes are deep-eyed and round with dark red skin and white waxy flesh.
Can be knobbly if soil moisture is uneven.
The skin color can fade significantly, leaving only the eyes as red.