"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, July 22, 2011

Adirondack Blue I Do Love You!

This is the second year that I have grown the Adirondack Blue Potato.  Believe it or not I grow these under one of our orange trees.  I keep them planted on the outer edges so the trees do not get too much water.  They do very well and the trees have not suffered at all.

I am not sure what variety the red is. I just remember planting a potato from a batch that had started to sprout and these are what we have. 

I am thinking tonight I will make this Red Potato Salad only I will combine the two colors.  And omit the bacon since I am trying to keep the fat low in my meals.

Happy Gardening!


  1. Just finished posting my own little garden entry and noticed yours had popped up on the blog list...those blue potatoes really caught my eye. What a wonderful color! Occasionally we find them in the local store and I noticed when cooked, they have a much sweeter flavor than other types. Do you find this true of the blue varieties in particular?

  2. Yum ... I just love new potatoes! Do the Adirondack Blues have a blue center or are they white?

  3. Taylorsoutback,
    Yes, they really are sweeter and I love the violet color when cooked. I hope I find more seed potatoes at the nursery soon. I would like to plant more of these in the fall.

  4. Pamela, I thought the same thing when I took this photo. They are long gone now and were yummy!

  5. Mel, sorry for the delay in responding, for some reason I did not get this notice until today.

    Yes, the color is blue to purple when cooked.


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