Origin of the name Jackson White Potato

Origin of the name Jackson White Potato

by Wallace
(Mahwah, NJ)

Can you please tell me of the Origin of the Jackson White Potato, Besides originating in Maine, do you know how it got it's name or the Year?

The Jackson White potato was actually yellow in color but when it was cooked the flesh turned white. It was a potato that cooked well but was a fell apart if cooked to long.

The Jackson White originated from Maine and is said to have been a seedling of the Carter potato and appeared around the early 1860s.

After doing some research it appears that the Carter potato was named after John Carter from Massachusetts, whose potato appeared in about 1830.

I cannot find who was responsible for the Jackson White potato. Perhaps one of our readers can throw more light on this.

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Jun 10, 2012
Jackson White Potato
by: Anonymous

Thank you for responding, I look forward to finding out who the Jackson White Potato was named after, Please keep me posted.

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