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Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Purple Viking'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Viking
Additional cultivar information:(aka Daku's Round Purple, Daku)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

91 to 100 days

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Skin Color:

Purple

Skin Texture:

Smooth

Flesh Color:

White

Tuber Shape:

Round

Tuber Size:

Large

Typical Yield:

Many

Texture:

Moist (multi-purpose)

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Panama City, Florida

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Brainerd, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 18, 2014, WeezyG from Brainerd, MN wrote:

I planted a 16' row of these and harvested 24# so they out-produced the LaSoda Red, Gold Rush and Dakota Pearl potatoes I planted. About 6 weeks into storage they're still holding very well. They taste great and I will be planting more of these next year than I did last year. I'm going to see which of my potatoes stores the best, I may very well plant only these in the future.

Positive

On May 12, 2013, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Purple Viking is a really delicious potato. It's taste is sweeter and better than any potato I've ever eaten. It's been really easy to grow and compact enough to interplant with other vegetables and flowers. It's really worth growing.

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tubers average 3 1/2- 4" and have excellent storage qualities.

Neutral

On Mar 22, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

purple skin with pink splashes, white flesh Itís always a pleasure to dig the Purple Vikings. Produces a nice crop of lunkers; large round tubers with pink-splashed purple skin roll out of the earth. Snow-white flesh with just the right amount of mealiness. Compact plant with rounded leaves shows some resistance to leafhoppers.