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15 Best Potato Plants to Grow at Home

15 Best potato plants grow at home

Who doesn’t like a potato? Potato is eaten as a staple food all around the world. Growing potatoes at home are not difficult. You can eat homegrown potatoes with minimum effort. Potato can be grown in a container as well. Potato is one of the rare vegetables which can cultivate and harvest around the year.

History of potatoes

Potatoes are a very important food and there are many types of them like fingerling potatoes, purple, red, yellow, etc. Potato fourth-largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. Potato is native to America. The potato was the first domesticated vegetable in the region of modern-day southern Peru. Peru is the first to cultivate Potato around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C. In 1536.

 

15 most Popular potato plants to grow in home

  1. Seed Potato (chit potato)

    A container – there are many options including buckets and potato bags of at least 2.5 gallons.

    Soil

    Natural light or grow lights for potatoes

    Water

     

  2. Daisy Rose

    Daisy Rose potato is an all-rounder-shaped bright yellow color potato. Daisy Rose potato is a mid-season type of potato. It is moist and flaky flesh makes it best for boiling mashing and baking. Daisy gold potato is highly resistant to stud viruses and nematodes. It has Good resistance to diseases and viruses. It is fairly popular in the niche market due to an outstanding performer in the organic field trials of the Northeast Organic/Sustainable Potato (NOSP) project 2008-2010.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: Mid to late season

    Diseases: Susceptible to common scab.

    Advantages: Produces large tubers with striking yellow flesh.

    Production: Around 8 to 10 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 80 to 90 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Thick, long, green with purple stippling

    Leaves: Dark green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: Tanto yellow

    Texture: mostly smooth

    Shape: Oval

    Flesh: Bright yellow

    Eye depth: Shallow eyes

    Culinary Details

    Taste: Excellent

    Texture after cooking: Flaky, moist texture

    Preferred uses: A great for all-purpose potato, versatile in uses. Great boiled, mashed, baked, fried, and roasted

    Vitamin: Very high in phytonutrients, especially carotenoids and other antioxidants.

     

  3. Kennebec

    If you like Potato in salade then Kennebec is your potato. It is a short oval shape potato. It has smooth pale yellow skin and white flesh. It has shallow eyes. Kennebec is the best choice for fries and hash browns potato. and many other uses even without peeling. Kennebec is one of the best potatoes for storing reason it is resistant to blight and mosaic. It gives heavy yields of dependably large potatoes on most soils makes this a great potato in the North.  Kennebec potato plant sunburns easily. Kennebec is a good all-around potato, performing well for salads, boiling, mashing, and roasting. It is an excellent choice for chips. Kennebec White Potato is the gold standard for frying potatoes. Dark brown skin with ivory white interior. High starch content makes for great storage.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: late fall or early spring.

    Diseases: leafroll virus.

    Advantages: Kennebec potatoes are loaded with vitamin C and nutritious carbohydrates.

    Production: 10 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 80 to 100 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Moderated

    Stems: Thick, green stippling

    Leaves: Bright green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: pale yellow

    Texture: mostly smooth

    Shape: Oval

    Flesh: Bright yellow

    Eye depth: Shallow eyes

    Culinary Details

    Taste: Unique buttery, sweet flavor with moist

    Texture after cooking: Nutty and moist texture

    Preferred uses: A great for frying and roasted.

    Vitamin: Full with vitamin c

     

  4. Red Gold

    Red Gold potato is an early-season potato variety. Red Gold Potato is native to North American. Red gold has a red thin skin with yellow flesh inside. Red Gold potato has a midseason harvesting. It is a medium-sized round potato. Red Gold potato has beautiful flowers color of golden yellow. The Red Gold Potato tubers are round to oval with medium eye depth. The sprouts of the potato are very pubescent with a pinkish-yellow apex. The rose gold potato has yellow flesh of the Red Gold Potato is great for making fries. Rose Gold potato produces medium-sized tubers with light red skin wrapped delicate yellow flesh. It has texture and flavor which is unmatched. Red Gold Potato is a semi-moist and high in yield. It can be Stored well for up to 3-4 months, excellent for making roasted, scalloped, mashed, steamed, and fried potato dishes.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: early season potato.

    Diseases: scabies.

    Advantages: Red potatoes have at least 10% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B6

    Production: 7 to 9 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 80 to 100 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Thick, green stippling

    Leaves: Dark green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: light red

    Texture: smooth

    Shape: Round

    Flesh: yellow

    Eye depth: medium eye depth

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad

    Vitamin: vitamins C and B6

  5. Red Pontiac

    The Red Pontiac Potato is also known as Dakota Chief. Red Pontiac is red-skinned from outside and Crips and white from inside. It is an early crop potato variety. It is native to the U.S. But grown and sold in the United States, Canada, Australia, Algeria, the Philippines, Venezuela, and Uruguay. The original Pontiac itself was a hybrid of the varieties Triumph and Katahdin. The Red Pontiac produces solid tubers with thin red skin, shallow eyes, and crisp white flesh. The plants of Red Pontiac are large and spreading with angled stems and large light purple flowers. The potatoes are deep-eyed and round with dark red skin and white waxy flesh. It has long-lasting quality. Does extremely well in heavy soils. Red Pontiac is best for mashing, due to its especially good flavor and texture. Tubers have medium to deep eyes, white flesh, and low specific gravity.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: early season.

    Diseases: Black Scarf and Rhizoctonia Canker.

    Advantages: It can be stored for 3 to 4 months.

    Production: 10 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 70 to 120 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Thick, green angled stem.

    Leaves: Bright green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: red

    Texture: mostly smooth

    Shape: Oval

    Flesh: White

    Eye depth: Deep eyes

    Culinary Details

    Taste: Unique buttery, sweet flavor with moist

    Texture after cooking: Nutty and moist texture

    Preferred uses: A great for mashing.

    Vitamin: Full with vitamin c and B6

     

     

  6. Rio Grande Russet

    Rio Grande russet bred is native to the Rio Grande River. Rio Grande russet is most uniform this by look once its harvest. Light russet skin and white flesh. It tests Great after baking or cook any way you like them. It has High yield potential and resistance to common scab. Rio Grande russet has a very strong plant that produces uniform tubers under any weather condition. Rio Grande russet is late summer to early fall maturing variety of Potato. It is good for storage purposes as well. It is Great for baking, fries, and mashed. Rio Grande Russet is a medium-maturing fresh market potato. Tubers of Rio Grande russet are very smooth and have an attractive appearance. Rio Grande russet has a large plant it has ruffled leaves and produces well on low nitrogen inputs. Rio Grande russet has white flesh that covers with light russet skin. Rio Grande russet eyes are shallow and well distributed. Plants grow quickly and produce a vine that is large and erect with abundant lavender color flowers.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: early season.

    Diseases: leafroll and PVY.

    Advantages: It can Grow in all conditions.

    Production: 8 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 100 to 130 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Thick, green vine.

    Leaves: Bright green ruffled

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: russet

    Texture: mostly smooth

    Shape: Long Oval

    Flesh: White

    Eye depth: Shellow and well-distributed eyes

    Culinary Details

    Taste: Unique buttery,  with moist

    Texture after cooking: crunchy

    Preferred uses: A great for baking and frying.

    Vitamin: Full with vitamin B6

     

  7. Magic Molly

    Magic Molly potatoes with beautiful purple colors. Magic Molly is generally a medium tuber’s average length is  5 to 7 centimeters. Magic Molly tubers have an ellipse shape. Magic molly potato skin is semi-smooth, thin, and dark purple. Magic Molly is a highly pigmented late-season potato. It has medium-set eyes and patches. Magic Molly flesh also bears a rich, dark purple color, sometimes it is white marbling, and when the tubers are sliced, they discharge a violet liquid. Magic Molly potatoes have a waxy consistency, containing low starch and high moisture. When magic molly gets cooked it develops a soft, fine-grained, creamy texture, sweet and earthy flavor. When the magic molly potatoes are harvested small and young, they will be sweeter, while larger, more mature tubers will contain more earthy flavors. Magic Molly even doesn’t change its color when it gets boiled. It has Excellent yields with some field resistance to late blight

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: Late season potato.

    Diseases: Scarab

    Advantages: Highly nutritious

    Production: 10 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 50 to 60 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Most green, but some purple

    Leaves: Primarily dull gray-green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: Dark purple almost black skin

    Texture: smooth waxy

    Shape: Oblong to long with round

    Flesh: purple with occasional white flecks

    Eye depth: medium eye depth

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, all-purpose

    Vitamin: Full with antioxidant

     

     

  8. Masquerade

    Masquerade potato remarkable and attractive potato. It has Unusual and eye-catching marbled pink and yellow skin. It is a mid-season potato. A yellow- dark pink colored with rounded ‘holes’ for the eyes to peek out. It has slightly flattened and oval tubers with moist and yellow flesh. It is irresistibly creamy and has a rich flavor. It is a very versatile potato, it’s delicious mashed or roasted as well. Masquerade potato plants deliver very high yields. One of the best plants for home garden Use. Masquerade California was among the first in their cultivation. potatoes were first developed by the potato breeding program at Colorado State University’s San Luis Research Center. These potatoes are the natural result of breeding two older varieties Inka gold and purple-skinned. When yellow and purple-skinned potatoes were first introduced to the market around 2010, Weiser Family Farms of Bakersfield, Today this variety can be found on seed websites for home garden use and in specialty grocers and farmers markets.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: Mid-season potato.

    Diseases: Scarab

    Advantages: nutritious

    Production: 8 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 100 to 110 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with dark purple flowers

    Leaves: Primarily dull gray-green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: Dark pink and yellow gold

    Texture: smooth wax

    Shape: round

    Flesh: light yellow

    Eye depth: deep eye

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, all-purpose

    Vitamin: Full with antioxidant

     

  9. Princess La Ratte

    La Ratte potatoes are the first choice for any chef. La Ratte potato is early potatoes that can be dug when tubers reach a usable size. Princess La Ratte has been discovered in the Swiss Alps this variety has become popular in Europe and U.S. This potato cultivator is very popular in France. French chefs love this for fries. La Ratte potatoes are typically available year-round, with peak season in the spring and summer. This one can be harvest in  2-5 weeks after flowering. Princess La Ratte potatoes are small to medium in size and are oblong, oval, and slight curves with a bumpy shape. It has smooth, golden skin has a few shallow eyes. The flesh of La Ratte potato is firm, waxy, dense, and golden yellow. La Ratte potatoes gives soft and tender and offer buttery flavors after cooking. It has pronounced nutty undertones of hazelnut. Creamy, earthy, and rich with a hint of nut flavor, the La Ratte potato is a culinary treat that’s simple to grow in the home garden. La Ratte potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, starch, and fiber.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: All around the year potato.

    Diseases: Scarab

    Advantages: Easy to grow in the home garden.

    Production: 8 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 100 to 110 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with dark purple flowers

    Leaves: Primarily dull gray-green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: Brown yellow

    Texture: smooth wax

    Shape: round

    Flesh: light yellow

    Eye depth: deep eye

    Culinary Details

    Taste: Creamy, earthy

    Texture after cooking: soft and tender and offer buttery flavors.

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, all-purpose

    Vitamin: Potassium, vitamin C, starch, and fiber

     

     

  10. Purple Majesty

    Purple majesty tastes much better than other purple or a blue variety of potato. Purple Majesty potatoes are oval with purple or blue flesh. It keeps its rich color when cooked. Purple Majesty has natural deep purple or blue pigment is due to very high levels of anthocyanin. It contains carotenoids, potent bioactive antioxidants that help reduce the risk of heart disease. Pigmented potatoes like Purple Majesty have been used for medical reasons such as to treat oxidative stress, inflammation, and improved immune status. It has not only health benefits but Purple Majesty potatoes also offer excellent table quality with firm moist flesh and great flavor whether baked, boiled, or fried.

    Production Details for indoor or home

    Maturity: Mid-season potato.

    Diseases: Scarab

    Advantages: nutritious

    Production: 10 pounds in one tuber

    Harvesting time: In 80 to 90 days.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with dark purple flowers

    Leaves: Primarily dull gray-green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: Dark pink and yellow gold

    Texture: smooth wax

    Shape: round

    Flesh: light yellow

    Eye depth: deep eye

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, all-purpose

    Vitamin: Full with antioxidant

  11. Swedish Peanut Fingerling

    One of the most desired types is the fingerling potato is Swedish Peanut Fingerling. It is a dry, golden-fleshed late-season fingerling potato that is perfectly baked or roasted. Is also known as Almond Potato. It has teardrop-shaped that looks beautiful. The almond potato also called Mandel potato or Swedish peanut fingerling is a potato known since the 19th century. Almond potatoes are yellow or white; in rare cases, a variety called blue almond can be found which has yellow-white flesh with blue skin. Its shape is oval and somewhat resembles an almond, hence the name. Blue almond is an old variety that was grown in the northern regions of Sweden before the yellow-peeled almond potato was introduced.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with dark purple flowers

    Leaves: Primarily dull gray-green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: yellow Brown

    Texture: smooth wax

    Shape: round

    Flesh: light yellow

    Eye depth: deep eye

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, all-purpose

    Vitamin: Full with antioxidant

  12. Yukon Gold

    The Yukon Gold potato variety is found to cross between the South American wild and the North American white resulting in light yellow skin. Yukon Gold potatoes are medium to large in size potatoes.  It is round to oblong with a slightly flattened shape. Yukon Gold potatoes have smooth, thin, and gold to light brown skin. It has less eye in comparison to other variety of potato. This variety of potato is often more expensive than many common potato varieties, but the flavor compensates for the price. That gives it a uniform texture and shape. The skin of Yukon Gold Potato looks speckled with many small, brown spots. Yukon Gold is excellent for roasting, frying, boiling, adding to soups. The flesh is yellow to gold, firm, moist, and waxy. the potato will become sweet and turn a darkened color when cooked. It gives a buttery, and earthy flavor. Yukon Gold is a potato that contains a higher level of sugar content than many other varieties, thus providing a richer flavor and a golden brown coloring when roasted or fried in a skillet.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with dark purple flowers

    Leaves: Primarily dull gray-green

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: yellow Brown

    Texture: smooth wax

    Shape: round

    Flesh: light yellow

    Eye depth: deep eye

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, all-purpose

    Vitamin: Full with Vitamin C

  13. Chieftain

    Red Chieftain potatoes are a mid-season variety. It has a smooth red-skinned slightly oval tuber with shallow eyes and white flesh.  Red Chieftain potatoes are high in yields and spread plant with attractive light-violet blossoms. Red Chieftain potatoes are Medium in size and have a very good flavor. Red Chieftain potatoes variety is resistant to scab. It yields does better in clay soils than most other reds potatoes. Red Chieftain potatoes will produce round to oval-shaped red-skinned tubers with shallow or medium-depth eyes and white inner flesh. It is known for growing better in heavier soils than other red potatoes. It is adaptable to a range of climates, stores well. It doesn’t lose color even after boiling. Most popular in early-to-midseason red-skinned variety.

    Plant Details

    Plant Growth: Fast

    Stems: medium-sized, upright with light violet

    Leaves: dark green, semi-open, long, slightly pubescent; midribs reddish purple

    Tubers Details

    Skin color: Red

    Texture: smooth wax

    Shape: Oval

    Flesh: light yellow

    Eye depth: shallow eyes

    Culinary Details

    Taste: slightly buttery

    Texture after cooking: Little sweet

    Preferred uses: mashed potato, salad, Best for boiling

    Vitamin: Full with Vitamin C

     

  14. Rose Finn Apple

    A very popular variety in gourmet markets. Medium-sized tubers are long and narrow, easy to slice, and roast for a delectable treat. Tubers from high on the ground so keep hilled for best quality. The Rose Finn Apple is a fingerling potato, also known as Ruby Crescent and Austrian Crescent. The small finger-shaped tubers exhibit eyes of medium depth, rose-colored smooth skin, and pale yellow, waxy, moderately dry flesh, and outstanding flavor. Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings are especially delicious when roasted.

  15. Yellow Finn

    Yellow Finn is a yellow-fleshed potato fairly resistant to scab, common in New Zealand. It has dark yellow flesh and skin that varies in color from white to yellow. It also tends to have a flattened shape and deep eyes. The plant grows to about 2–3 feet and needs a moderate amount of water. In terms of disease resistance, it is known to be resistant to scabs.

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