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Adirondack blue is a popular variety of Potato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum tuberosum 'Adirondack blue'). 'Adirondack blue' is considered a hybrid cultivar. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark spring green colour.

Adirondack Blue, formerly known as S45-5
Parentage: N40-1 (Chieftain x Black Russian) x NY96
Released: 2003
Breeder/Agency: Walter De Jong, Cornell University

Lots of antioxidants (especially in the skin). Makes great baked potatoes, soft and fluffy – and baking preserves the blue color. Boiled/mashed, they’re still blue but not as vibrant.

Adirondack blue grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Adirondack blue is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.90 feet (that's 1.20 metres in metric) with a stemless-like habit.

United States is believed to be where Adirondack blue originates from.

As Adirondack blue Potato is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Adirondack blue have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Adirondack blue

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Adirondack blue is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Ensure your soil is loamy and clay and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Potato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Adirondack blue from seed

Ensure a distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 5.85 inches (15.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Adirondack blue about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Adirondack blue

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Adirondack blue is a tender plant.

Harvesting Adirondack blue

Adirondack blue folklore & trivia

Bred at Cornell U.

Other Names for Potato 'Adirondack blue'


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