russeted skin, white fleshIt’s been more than 100 years since herds of woodland caribou graced the state of Maine. At least we can still claim the potato.
Named after the city of Caribou in Aroostook County, this 2015 UMaine release was bred for cool climates, which could be especially handy if we decide to follow those caribou herds up to Canada. Vigorous plants produce good yields of large oblong russet potatoes. Using organic practices, we’ve grown really big Caribou.
The word caribou comes through French from the Mi’kmaq qalipu or ‘snow shoveler’—referring to the animal’s habit of pawing through the snow for food. You will be able to paw through your root cellar for many delicious feasts this winter if you grow this productive variety.
Great mashed, fried, or baked. Has an exceptionally low instance of hollow heart, a common problem of most russets. Moderately resistant to scab and verticillium wilt. PVP. Indigenous Royalties.①②
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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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.