Walter de Jong and his potato-genetics buddies at Cornell released Addie Blue in 2003. They also developed and released modern all-stars Adirondack Red, Keuka Gold and Yukon Gem, all huge successes in the Northeast, promoting growth in the specialty potato market and providing decent prices for wholesale growers.
The word “Adirondack” is thought to come from the Mohawk word ‘ha-de-ron-dah’ meaning ‘eaters of trees.’ French missionary Joseph-François Lafitau recorded that the word was used by the Iroquois as a derogatory term for groups of Algonquins who did not practice agriculture and therefore sometimes ate tree bark to survive harsh winters. Note: storage life is short, so seed may be ugly when it arrives. Plant them anyway—odds are they’ll be just fine. Indigenous Royalties. ②
We have no suitable substitutions for this unusual variety: even if you accept substitutions, you will receive a refund instead of potatoes if this variety is out of stock.
For orders placed before March 8th, this item will ship on our regular shipping schedule, starting in early April with the warmest states and finishing by early May. Orders placed after March 8th will be shipped later, and in the order in which they were received. We cannot ship this item any earlier; we regret that we cannot honor any requests to do so.
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