Looking for an heirloom spud - Elkhorn Potatoes

by Steven Hudson
(Portland, OR)

I am in search of a potato that we grew in Quebec back in the 70's. I was given a few seed potatoes and built up my crop. They we very heirloomy even then and were supposedly from the 1800s. We called them Elkhorn potatoes.

They were purple, with white flesh, and when sliced, they had a purple star burst inside.

Elkhorn potatoes were on the sweetish side and made the most marvelous mashed potatos. They grew as a long winding tuber, about 2-3 inches across. I had some that grew up to 1 1/2 feet long.

Have you ever heard of a potato like that? I've been dying to get some more ever since!


Steven Hudson

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