buff skin, white flesh Released in 1932 by the USDA and Maine, it is the standard to which all storage potatoes are compared. Mount Katahdin (Maine’s tallest peak at 5,267 feet) is famous for its vertigo-inducing “Knife Edge” trail. Katahdin means “The Greatest Mountain” in the Penobscot language. Whether you’re hungry from hiking or gardening, set a kitchen knife’s edge to Katahdin the potato and fill your belly with its warm comforting goodness.

Very well suited to a Maine growing season, spreading plants can produce some lunkers. The tubers tend towards the soil’s surface, so hill well.

Resistant to mild mosaic, but not spindle tuber, leafroll, or scab. Medium-to-large spreading plant with many large light purple flowers. Indigenous Royalties.

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

7900 Katahdin
B: 2.0 lb $5.78
Ordering closed for the season
C: 10.0 lb $14.00
Ordering closed for the season
E: 45.0 lb $29.75
Ordering closed for the season

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