Which potatoes do you grow and why?
I watch all the cooking TV shows. I have learned all potatoes are different in some way.
Red potatoes are low starch, they do not make good baking potatoes but they are excellent in potato salad.
Russet potatoes are the best baking potatoes because high starch makes flaky baked potatoes.
Idaho potatoes make the best french fries and hash browns if you cook them 5 minutes in 180 deg f water first, drain and dry, then deep fry.
Red potatoes grow better in hotter weather than Russet or Idaho potatoes.
I am still trying to learn how to grow potatoes in HOT Humid Tennessee weather I have best luck with red potatoes. I got my potatoes planted early this year April 1st. We had a month of freak 100 deg weather a month ago already and no rain for 2 months. My plants are looking good but so far I have no idea how they are doing until I dig them up. Typically my Russet potatoes are golf ball size and Red Potatoes are about 2 times larger than a golf ball.