NG Masquerade

Purple/Yellow skin, yellow flesh

  • 10 LB
  • $21.00
  • -+
  • 25 LB
  • $45.00
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  • 50 LB
  • $75.00
  • -+
"Naturally Grown" Seed Potatoes are Certified Seed Potatoes grown without use of chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, or synthetic-based fertilizers. Like our Certified Organic Seed potatoes, they are grown using natural and organic methods such as beneficial insects, crop rotation, cover crops, animal grazing, and increased plant diversity on the farm. The only factor prohibiting Organic Certification is the application of a foliar acid to desiccate the vines before harvest. The use of the desiccant (synthetic) dramatically helps reduce spread of aphid-carried disease in a crop, which can easily ruin an entire crop of seed potatoes as disease tolerance levels for Certification are extremely low. We are proud to offer this high-quality seed to you knowing it was grown with care in the spirit of organic.

• Purple/Yellow bicolor skin with dark yellow flesh
• Medium Size round/flattened shaped tubers
• Poor storage quality
• Mid-Season (100-110 days)

Masquerade is certainly a special potato. But appearance isn't everything. It also boasts a delicious creamy, buttery flavor. And plants are surprisingly very high yielding with high percentage of #1 grade tubers. Really?! ...Yes! Developed at Colorado State University as a natural cross between a purple and gold type, Masquerade is a generous provider that is easy to grow. The color patterns that initially appear to be so random even have some uniformity, so you will not get stuck with a portion of less marketable masquerades. The purple wraps around the yellow base consistently forming "the mask".
Growing Guide: Vines are large, vigorous, and upright.
Disease Resistance Characteristics: Medium resistance to bruising and hollow heat
All purpose potato. Bake whole with the skin on to bring the colorful patterns of the skin onto your plate. Recommended for use in soups or hash browns.