Tucker Farms, Inc.
Certified Seed and Tablestock Potato Varieties
Daisy Gold
Parentage: Unknown
Released: Unknown
Breeder/Agency: Unknown

Commentary: Daisy Gold did not come from a known breeding program, hence many of its characteristics are not well known. Yet it is becoming a favorite among specialty tablestock growers, especially in the organic realm where Daisy Gold was an outstanding performer in the organic field trials of the Northeast Organic/Sustainable Potato (NOSP) project 2008-2010.

 
Production Characteristics
  • Maturity: Mid/late season.  Keep watch of it, tuber bulking happens very fast
  • Yield (marketable): Medium, avg. 243 cwt/a
  • Tuber Set: TBD.  Beware its fast bulking (when it is ready)
  • Specific Gravity: 1.071 to 1.073
  • Diseases: Susceptible to common scab. May be resistant to Golden nematode
  • Storage: Stores exceptionally well.  It is an excellent keeper
  • Markets: Tablestock, specialty niche markets.  Extremely versatile
  • Advantages: Produces large tubers with striking yellow flesh. High ratings in organic field trials
Physical Characteristics
  • Plant
    • Growth habit/canopy: Very tall, upright, vigorous plants. Thick canopy
    • Inflorescence: White corolla with yellow-green flares, orange-yellow anthers
    • Stems: Green with purple stippling
    • Leaves: Dark green
  • Tubers
    • Skin color and texture: Tan to yellow, mostly smooth, but some slight netting and occasional scurfiness
    • Shape: Oval to oblong to long, flattish, with an occasional misshapen
    • Flesh: Bright yellow
    • Eye depth/distribution: Shallow eyes, well distributed
Culinary Characteristics
  • Taste/flavor: Excellent
  • Texture after cooking: Flaky, moist texture
  • Preferred uses: A great all-purpose potato, extremely versatile. Great boiled, mashed, baked, fried and roasted. Makes awesome hash browns
  • Presentation: Striking yellow flesh can be used to create attractive entrées
  • Other: Very high in phytonutrients, especially carotenoids and other antioxidants