Potato Varieties For Oklahoma
On another thread, Carol mentioned potato varieties and I thought I'd start them a thread all their own so it will be easy to find later on using the GW search funtion.
For full-sized potatoes in Oklahoma, you can't go wrong with Red Soda, Red Pontiac, Red Noland, Kennebec, Norgold, Yukon Gold or Norkota. The local stores here usually have only one russett variety and it generally is labeled only as "Russett" so I don't know its specific variety name but it grows and produce alright as long as I plant it on time. I believe all of those, and probably some that I've forgotten, are on the list of OSU-recommended varieties.
If you like potatoes in less-well-known colors, Ronninger's and Wood Prairie Farm both have a great selection. We've grown and liked quite a few blue or purple potatoes, including All-Blue, Blue Adirondack, Purple Viking, Peruvian Purple and Purple Majesty. For Red, there's All-Red, Adirondack Red and several others. This year we grew Mountain Rose and it grew pretty well.
If you like fingerlings, French Fingerling and Austrian Crescent have performed well for us. Red Thumb produced, but not very well. We've also grown Russian Banana, and Rose Finn Apple fingerlings and they produced OK but not high yields.
This year I grew a lot of varieties that were new to us and some produced well and others didn't. However, I misplaced my map that told me which row had which kinds in it before I got around to digging them, so can't really say which ones performed well and which didn't because I'd just be guessing at the specific varieties. I do know that Purple Viking and Adirondack Blue produced very well in a container though.