Post by rickmachado on Mar 18, 2012 11:48:08 GMT -8
I have several hundred TPS plants growing, and i am hoping Tom and others of you could pass along some info about these varieties. I am hoping to use some of them in my Saskia project.
Chunguina Toro Pan Nordic Oct Pucat Rambos Suy Tol Viiguina Diamond Toro La Pan Redder Blood Boy Pig Huagalina
Nothing too detailed, mostly skin/flesh color, dip or tetraploid, heat/drought tolerance, and dormancy. Huge storm ripping through our area in SoCal, but I hope to start planting in a week or so. The germ on these varieties was spectacular, far and away more uniform and vigorous than my own or the PI's.
Most comments below is from Tom's website description, few of my inputs.
Nordic October Red skin resistant to Pink Rot. It is a good flavored red potato with white flesh. It is a long keeping red, skin color that does not fade even in boiling water. Flowers pink, compact plant, rain irrigated only. Produced berries.
Suy Tol Viiguina (Is this Suytu Vilquina?) Tuber moth resistance Pink tubers should show up again. This one segregated into splashed yellow/red skin bicolor flesh yellow/red and another red skin/yellow flesh.
La Pan you are looking for yellow fleshed fingerling potatoes, this is the one. It combines LaRatte and Gold Pan for a full flavor combination of some of the best tasting potatoes from around the world..Fingerling, yellow skin/yellow flesh. Segregated into at least 2 types, Tom says both waxy and floury within the sibling family.
Huagalina: This old variety from the Andes has good flavor and gorgeous red and yellow splashed round tubers with deep eyes. It will throw many yellow fleshed seedlings with super high tuber counts per hill. Most of the seedlings will have tubers no bigger than golf balls. It is one hardy “Son of a Gun” potato.