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.
This blue spud is packed with anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that can lower risks of heart and neurological diseases. The plants are ostentatious with sprawling blue-tinted foliage.
Although tuber dormancy is short and Blue is susceptible to scab, scurf and CPB, appearance is awfully festive.
The word “Adirondack” is thought to come from the Mohawk word ‘ha-de-ron-dah’ meaning ‘eaters of trees.’ French missionary Joseph-François Lafitau explained that the word was used by the Iroquoi as a derogatory term for groups of Algonquins who did not practice agriculture and therefore sometimes had to eat tree bark to survive harsh winters. Indigenous Royalties.
Note: storage life is short, so seed may be ugly when it arrives. Plant them anyway—odds are they’ll be just fine. ②
For orders placed before March 10th, 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 10th 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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