Red Thumb


Red Thumb

red skin, pale red flesh The earliest potato in our trialing field, a rare trait among fingerlings. Slice one in half at farmers’ market to show customers the unique flesh: cream streaked with a light red pigment. Dig early for that classic petite fingerling, or wait for skins to set to secure some lunkers.

If you’re a backyard breeder or an aspiring one, you’ll love the potential offered by this beautifully flowering and seed-producing variety. Its earliness likely contributes to its ability to stand up to early blight. Moderate scab resistance.

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.

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

7630 Red Thumb
B: 2.0 lb $13.25
C: 10.0 lb $43.25
D: 25.0 lb $86.50
E: 45.0 lb $109.00

Additional Information

Fingerling Seed Potatoes

Solanum tuberosum
Fingerlings are long and thin, shaped like small fish or maybe even fingers, displaying various skin and flesh colors. Fingerlings are often prolific and disease-resistant. Though mostly late maturing, the plants set heavily and small ones can be harvested early. Chefs, market farmers and home gardeners find these beautiful potatoes have unequaled culinary qualities and flavor.

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