buff skin, white fleshThis 1885 heirloom hails from the Green Mountains of Vermont but was made famous by Maine farmers. A true potato lover’s potato, baked or boiled. Fedco customer Norman Blake planted a 2-lb bag last season as a favor to his uncle. ”He said that his father, my grandfather, esteemed them above all others and was quite vocal about it... I bought a 50 lb bag of wollastonite and sprinkled it into the rows as I went along and the Green Mountains, which have a reputation for low yield, did commendably. Out of that small bag of seed, I filled a five-gallon pail, over 35 lbs, and that was after discarding some that I had damaged during hilling. My uncle stated that he had never seen so many large Green Mountains as well. I used a lot of composted horse manure, but I do every year. The only thing different was the wollastonite.” Medium-sized round tubers with unparalleled fluffiness and an authentic earthy flavor that doesn’t fade in long storage. An excellent storage variety. Resistant to fusarium storage rot, black leg and verticillium wilt. Susceptible to viral diseases.
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