Entries tagged with: Potato Varieties

Texas-grown red potatoes set for record harvest

Black Gold Farms, a red potato grower/packer/shippers, is preparing for a record harvest of its Texan Reds beginning the first week of May.  The farm has been growing fresh red potatoes in Pearsall, Texas – about an hour down Interstate 35 from San Antonio – since 2011. But the 88-year-old, fourth-generation family-owned operation has actually been farming potatoes in Pearsall since 1992, focusing on growing potatoes specifically for potato chips. Black Gold Farms is ready to support this…  » Read more
Russet Burbank remains number one potato variety

Russet Burbank remains number one potato variety

The reign of Russet Burbank as the number one potato variety planted in the nation continues for 2012, according to a report released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Nationally, 44.1 percent of acres were planted in Burbanks, up .1 percent from 2011. The Russet Norkotah is the second most popular variety in the U.S. with 12.9 percent of planted acres, up .2 percent from 2011. Ranger Russet came in third, with 9.4 percent…  » Read more