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Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Bison'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Bison
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Skin Color:

Buff

Skin Texture:

Intermediate

Flesh Color:

Pale Yellow

Tuber Shape:

Round

Tuber Size:

Large

Very Large

Typical Yield:

Medium

Many

Texture:

Dry (floury, mealy)

Regional

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

Danbury, Connecticut

Belfield, North Dakota

Redmond, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 20, 2006, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Yes, I enjoyed the Bison potatoes we ate last night for dinner, harvested from my garden. To me, it was more of a blank canvas for whatever it's seasoned with. Not much of a potatoey taste as others. It did have an almost creamy texture, which was pleasurable.

Neutral

On Feb 11, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bright red skin, round uniform size with shallow eyes. Be careful if you “rob” the plant for creamed peas and new potatoes . . . you may end up eating all the new potatoes, leaving none to mature.