Re: [gardeners] my veggie garden

Allen and Judy Merten (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 18:45:06 -0500

Hi Catharine,
    The Kennebec tasted good. Much better than most store bought potatos. The Lasoda
has the best red potato taste of all the reds. They are too moist to be considered a
great baker but they are excellent boiled, fried or as hash browns.

Catharine Vinson wrote:

> Allen wrote:
> >     I planted Kennebec(white) and Lasoda(red). The Kennebec has very few eyes. It
> > also seems to be a low yield potato. I got back about 3lbs for every 1lb that I
> > planted. The Lasoda on the other hand has many eyes and is a high yield potato. I
> > got back 35lbs for every lb planted. The Lasodas made 500lbs plus.
> How did the two compare as far as taste? I grew some Kennebec last
> year...they are recommended cultivar for Atlanta area. The flavor and
> texture were very good when harvested as just-a-little-beyond the
> traditional new potato size. Since it's a late-maturing variety, we have
> to dig them too soon for them to develop into big lunkers/baking size.
> Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b