Caribou Russet Potato
Caribou Russet Potato

Caribou Russet Potato

The Farm on Central

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The Caribou Russet is a renowned potato variety developed by the University of Maine. It's a versatile potato that's gaining popularity for its flavorful profile, high yields, ease of growing, and adaptability to various cooking methods.

Quick Facts:

  • Type: Maincrop Potato
  • Skin Color: Light Russet, light to medium netted
  • Ease of Growing: Easy
  • Growing Method: Certified Organic Seed
  • Flesh Color: White
  • Maturity: About 105-115 days after planting (Mid-season maturity)
  • Yield: High to very High, depending on conditions, for 1/lb planted, typically harvest 5-15/lb depending on growing conditions.
  • Planting Rate: Usually 5-8 seed pieces per lb

Culinary Profile:

  • Usage: Ideal for baking, mashing, or French fries
  • Flavor: Known for good taste and texture, particularly when roasted or mashed
  • Cooking Qualities: Maintains good fry color, especially suited for baking and mashing

Agronomic Characteristics:

  • Disease Resistance: Moderately resistant to common scab, Verticillium wilt, and golden nematode race Ro1
  • Plant Vigor: Exhibits excellent early vine development and plant vigor, very heat and drought tolerant
  • Storage: Stores well, though requires attention due to short tuber dormancy

Origin and Breeding:

  • Developed from a cross between Silverton Russet and Reeves Kingpin, the Caribou Russet was initially selected for its visual characteristics and positive agronomic traits.

Popularity and Availability:

  • The Caribou Russet has seen increasing popularity, particularly in New England, due to its versatile culinary qualities and adaptability.

This potato variety is a great choice for both commercial growers and home gardeners, offering a high-yielding, easy-to-grow option that delivers in both taste and texture.

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.


SEEDTIME FULFILLED SHIPPING (items fulfilled by Seedtime)
  • We ship to the USA only.
  • We offer free shipping on all products fulfilled by Seedtime with an order value over $49
  • Orders placed before 12pm Eastern Time ship the same day. Orders after 12pm Eastern Time will ship the next business day. Timing applies to orders in the lower 48 States.
  • Standard delivery time is 3-7 business days.
  • Easy 30 day returns or exchanges.

Your satisfaction means the world to us which is why all of your orders are backed with our 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Either you love it, or you can return it for an equal exchange or get a full refund. Just send us a support ticket to and we'll be glad to help you with your return.

Other Vendor Fulfilled Shipping

We offer products that are fulfilled by other vendors with the following rates:

The Farm On Central: $9 flat rate

Farmers Friend: Free shipping to contiguous USA

Peaceful Valley: $5 for up to 5 seed packets and then free shipping on seed packets after that. $10.99 flat rate for bulk seeds/larger weight items.


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