Developed by the University of Maine, the Pinto Gold is a beautiful gourmet potato with a taste and appearance that makes it stand out in the culinary world.
- Latin Name: Solanum tuberosum
- Type: Late Season Potato
- Growing Method: Certified Organic Seed
- Skin Color: Red and Yellow "Pinto Type" Pattern
- Flesh Color: Creamy Yellow
- Days to Maturity: Approximately 100-135 days
- Yield: Medium, 1/lb planted will typically result in 5-15/lb harvested
- Planting Rate: Usually 5-8 seed pieces per lb, space 8" to 12" apart in row
Flavor Profile: Pinto Gold potatoes boast a smooth, buttery yellow flesh that is not just visually appealing but also a treat for the palate. They are known for their mild, moist texture, making them excellent for roasting. However, their versatility extends to boiling, pan-frying, and even salads. The unique combination of red and yellow skin alongside the yellow flesh creates an attractive dish, perfect for those who love experimenting with their cooking. While not ideal for French fries due to their smaller size, they are perfect for creating delicious, pan-fried potato dishes.
History: The Pinto Gold potato's journey began with a cross between two cultivars in a USDA potato breeding program in Idaho back in 2006. It was later sent to the University of Maine for further development and was released in 2018 as part of a series of successful potato varieties developed by the university. This variety has quickly become a favorite among organic growers and is highly appreciated for its distinctive appearance and excellent yield in cool, northern growing areas.
SHIPPING NOTE: Seed potatoes don't start shipping till the end of February- If you are in a far north area, and we don't think they will arrive unharmed, we will continue to hold them until it warms up.
The Pinto Gold is an exceptional choice for home growers, farm markets, and restaurants looking for a specialty potato that combines visual appeal with outstanding flavor. Whether you're roasting them to perfection or boiling them for a warm, comforting meal, these potatoes are sure to impress.
Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.
Growing method: Certified Organic Certified Seed Potatoes
Seed potatoes are dirty when they arrive, do not wash.