russeted skin, white fleshYou’ll feel rich when you start filling your crates with these hulking tubers. A perfect baking potato, and it fries up like a champ, too.
The discovery of a gold deposit in Coloma, CA, brought 300,000 people to California from 1848 to 1855. We don’t expect quite that many people to rush for this potato, but it deserves our enthusiasm for its good flavor and reliably high yields.
Russets can be fussy in our humid climate, but Gold Rush performs even in wet years or poor soils. Plant at wide spacing to allow tubers to grow to their full potential.
1992 North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station release. Uniform, smooth and resistant to hollow heart. Good resistance to scab. Susceptible to blights and fusarium. ①
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.
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
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.