GemStar Russet Organic seed potatoes are a result from breeding the old standby Gem Russet with an improved Idaho variety that went by the catchy name, A8341-5. GemStar tubers are oblong, slightly elongated, and covered by attractive brown skins. The crisp white flesh is very good for baking and frying, and the French fries take on a superb golden colour. The plants are medium sized, with dark, yellowing green leaves and numerous white flowers.
This variety has high resistance to common scab, powdery scab, and potato virus X. It is moderately resistant to verticillium wilt (V. dahliae), Erwinia soft rot, tuber net necrosis, and corky ringspot. GemStar is susceptible to late blight, fusarium dry rot, and rhizoctonia, with high susceptibility to potato virus Y and leaf roll.
Seed potatoes are shipped mid-March through May. They go out as a separate order with regional shipping applied. When we ship your potatoes, we will check to see if we can include any back-ordered seeds or other items, with your savings in mind. We regret that we cannot ship our seed potatoes outside of Canada.
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Seasonal item shipping: Items shipped at specific times of the year such as garlic, potatoes, onion sets, asparagus crowns, mason bee cocoons, nematodes and flower bulbs require special handling. They will be shipped separately as a new order with the applicable regional shipping charges applies. Whenever possible, we will combine you orders to minimize shipping charges.
Although we do not foresee a jump in prices, spring-harvested live goods are subject to shifts in availability and demand. Please confirm pricing in January.