|There are numerous different potato types. The four main types are
Russet, Round White, Yellow Fleshed, and
Red. On the Visser farm, we grow specific
varieties of these potato types. Of the Russet type we
grow the Norkota and the Gold Rush, of the Yellow Fleshed type
we grow the Yukon Gold, and of the Round White type we grow
the Superior variety. More detailed information on the
types and varieties we grow is listed below.
years of intensive research have gone into this relatively new potato
variety. The Yukon Gold variety was developed in Ontario making it a truly
Canadian potato. This particular potato variety has remarkably good boiling, baking,
and frying qualities, with a golden butter coated appearance and delicious
Like all potatoes grown under Prince Edward Island’s clear skies and rich red soil, the Yukon Gold is virtually fat free, low in sodium, and
contains no cholesterol.
White potato type is an early maturing type of potato, in
other words, it is ready to harvest sooner than other
This allows it to be harvested in mid-August. Typically,
this type of potato would be purchased as a “new” potato.
As their name suggests, Round Whites are round with a white flesh.
They are great for boiling, salads, and micro1waving. On
the Visser farm, we grow the Superior variety.
|This white-fleshed oblong shaped potato type has a russet skin. It
popular potato for both restaurant use as a baked potato and table potatoes
for baking, mashing, microwaving, and fries. Russets generally resist
bruising and stand up well in storage. Varieties of
Russet grown on our farm are Norkota and Gold Rush.
With the launch of this site we have also launched a new bag design exclusive to
Gerrit Visser and Sons. Our goal is to have our brand, PEI
Spuds, represent a high quality,
nutritious product you can trust. The potatoes in our bag come from a family farm on
PEI, not a factory, and we care about what goes in each bag.
On our farm we can fill many different kinds of packs. We have the ability to fill
poly and paper consumer packs in many sizes. We also can fill count cartons for loose
displays and service industry use. Talk
to Us for more information on our product.