Adirondack Blue - Organic


Adirondack Blue - Organic

blue skin, blue flesh Maintains its color after boiling, roasting or frying.

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.

For orders placed by 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.

OGThis item is certified organic

Bulk prices (net, no additional discounts), apply to orders over $1,200. Download bulk price list

7240 Adirondack Blue - Organic
B: 2.0 lb $11.50
C: 10.0 lb $37.25
E: 45.0 lb $121.25

Additional Information

Seed Potatoes

Solanum tuberosum One pound of seed will usually plant 5–8 row feet, depending on the variety; 10# will usually plant 50 row feet.

  • Early potatoes mature in 65-80 days.
  • Midseason potatoes mature in 80-90 days
  • Late potatoes mature in more than 90 days

Organic Handler

Fedco Seeds is a certified organic handler. Our organic seed is certified by USDA-approved agencies. We have copies on file of each grower’s certificate; our products are labeled accordingly and handled in ways to ensure their integrity.

The receipt with your order has our certification number and is your certificate that what you purchased is organic. Please keep it for your records.

We are handling live plant material. We sometimes have short crops and failed lots. We do occasionally substitute conventional varieties unless you note otherwise. Please see our substitution policy.