This variety of potatoes is the best for mashed potatoes: flavorful, crumbly and boils well

By SSPDailyMar 22, 2024 15:38 PMGarden
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This best sort of potatoes for mashed potatoes
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Few of us can imagine a lunch or dinner without fragrant, delicious potatoes. And potatoes grown in your own garden are many times tastier and more flavorful. And if you have not yet decided which potatoes to choose for planting, you can pay attention to the varieties offered by experienced gardeners. These potatoes are starchy, perfectly boiled, crumbly and flavorful. SSPDaily prepared a list of the best varieties of potatoes.

What is the best potato variety for mashed potatoes

Experienced gardeners suggest planting the Melody variety, which is just perfect for mashed potatoes. These are medium-late potatoes of bright yellow color. It has a rich flavor, soft starchy texture, boils well and is indescribably delicious.

The advantage of Melody potatoes is that they are very resistant to disease, tolerate sudden changes in temperature and are extremely productive. The tubers grow large, neat and of the same size. Potatoes are well stored, do not rot or wither.

What are the other most popular starchy potato varieties

  • Tiras. This is an early potato variety developed by Ukrainian breeders that ripens within seventy days. The skin of the tuber is pink, the flesh is white and starchy. The potatoes boil well without turning into a sticky mass and have a rich flavor. The variety is extremely resistant to various diseases and pests. Potatoes are well stored until spring.
  • Riviera. This is a Dutch early ripe potato variety. It can be dug up as early as 45 days after planting, and is fully ripe after 75 days. The peel is light beige in color, the flesh is creamy, starchy and flavorful. Although the potatoes are of medium cooking ability, they are ideal for mashed potatoes. The variety is resistant to a variety of diseases, and the potatoes are well stored and do not rot.
  • Bellarosa. Another early potato variety that is ideal for mashed potatoes. The tuber ripening period is 60 days. The potatoes are starchy, crumbly, and boil well. The variety is quite popular among Ukrainian farmers because it is high-yielding, very resistant to disease, and well stored.
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