Montana nurseries, garden centers and commercial vegetable farms can order bulk seed potatoes through this website and they will be delivered to county extension offices for pick up in mid-April. Delivery costs will be paid by a grant through the Montana Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. You will be contacted by the MSU Potato Lab after you have placed your order.
A widely grown heirloom specialty variety often sold as a “baby” blue potato. Tubers are smooth, oblong, medium-size, with deep-blue to almost purple skin and brilliant purple, moist, firm flesh with slightly grainy texture. Excellent steamed, mashed, microwaved, roasted and chipped. This is the variety that is often used for making blue potato chips. Late maturity and long dormancy.
One of the most popular potato varieties in the North East. Tubers are elliptical to oblong with smooth, creamy buff skin, shallow eyes, and white flesh. A high yielding, fast growing variety that is widely adapted. Standard spacing (12”) yields very large tubers. Plant closer (6-8”) to produce medium size tubers. Excellent all-purpose potato. Mid-season maturity.
Probably the best known of the fingerlings. Tan skin with dark yellow flesh. Matures earlier than most fingerlings with respectable yields of 2”-3” tubers at 75 days. Steamed and tossed with butter and parsley, these make a tasty late-summer dish. Resistant to scab, but susceptible to rhizoctonia and late blight. Early maturity.
An heirloom with blush colored skin and bright yellow inside. Moderately dry flesh has superb flavor that is popular in gourmet markets. Medium sized tubers are long and narrow resembling a finger. Tubers form high on the ground so keep hilled for best quality. Good storage. High field resistance to scab. Mid-late maturity.
Montana has the premier seed potato industry in the United States. It is important for home gardeners to plant seed potatoes that are grown using the standards for Montana Certified Seed to reduce the chance of introducing new pests to our farms.
Montana Seed Potato growers are proud to offer their second catalog and directory for wholesale distributors of garden seed. Montana seed potatoes are produced under the most stringent standards in the industry, and are the source of high-quality seed for commercial planting throughout the United States.