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PlantFiles: 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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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:

Skin Texture:

Flesh Color:
Pale Yellow

Tuber Shape:

Tuber Size:
Very Large

Typical Yield:

Dry (floury, mealy)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jenhillphoto 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Danbury, Connecticut
Belfield, North Dakota
Redmond, Washington

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