Bodega Red Potato Harvest

These potatoes are called Bodega Reds.  From the 1800’s through the middle of the 1970’s, they were a major potato variety grown on the north coast, mostly around Bodega Bay.  Due to blight that killed off the variety, they fell off the radar and no one saw any for decades, until about 7 years ago, when one turned up.  It was genetically tested and found to be this type.  After a successful seed generation program at the USDA in Washington State, this variety is back in action!  We were very lucky to have found some seed commercially this year and it performed outstandingly in the field.  Come get some and taste the past!

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