Name: Solanum tuberosum ‘Carola’ aka Carola potatoes
Type of Plant: Yellow flesh potato with great yields and flavor.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: This is one of the first potatoes we ever planted and it has remained a favorite for over 25 years. The plants produce well, are moderately scab resistant, have great flavor and are decent keepers. Carola is a variety that’s originally from Germany and the potatoes are great for baking, steaming or otherwise using in your favorite spud recipe.
A Word to the Wise: Harvest these potatoes once the vines die back, which for us is usually in August. We grow these and all other potatoes in Smart Pots. They are available from several seed potato sources, but like many seeds right now you’re wise to order these early in the season.