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Waxy potatoes are characterized by a low starch content of around 14 percent. Therefore, these potatoes have a firmer consistency compared to floury potatoes. Depending on the variety, their taste ranges from mild to strong. Care requirements vary from variety to variety. But there are robust varieties that are also easy to care for. Predominantly waxy potato varieties have a slightly higher starch content. The consistency of predominantly waxy potato varieties lies between waxy and floury varieties.

potato varieties

Varieties from A to C

alexandra

Alexandra has deep yellow flesh and a fine yellow skin. The potato shape is oval elongated.

  • Maturity group: very early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: normal to very good

Tip: The thick-boiling Alexandra can be stored well.

Potato variety Alexandra

Allians

Allians is one of the newest varieties on the potato market. Their flesh is very yellow and the skin is smooth to slightly rough.

  • Maturity group: early
  • Shape: oval oblong
  • Harvest: normal

Tip: Allians needs a lot of water.

Angelite pine cone

The yellow-fleshed Angeliter pine cones originally come from the Czech Republic and have been permitted in Germany since 1941. The potato has the shape of a croissant. Their shell has distinctive eyes.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • Size: about finger length
  • Harvest: average to good

Tip: Angeliter pine cones are very resilient.

Annabelle

The waxy potato variety Annabelle originally comes from the Netherlands and was approved in Germany in 2002. It has a very delicate color and yellow flesh.

  • Maturity group: early
  • Diameter: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good

Annalena

The new Annalena variety has very yellow flesh and a very fine, smooth skin.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 45 to 65 mm
  • Harvest: good to very good

belana

Belana has yellow to very yellow flesh and an oval shape. Their peel is yellow and very fine.

  • Maturity group: early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good
Potato variety Belana

Belle de Fonteney

The Belle de Fonteney potato variety comes from France and has been cultivated there since 1885. The potato has an elongated teardrop shape and very yellow flesh. The shell is yellow.

  • Maturity group: early
  • average size: 20 to 55 mm
  • Harvest: average to good

Tip: The waxy Belle de Fonteney is well suited for the hobby gardener.

cheyenne

The Cheyenne potato variety originally comes from France and was approved in Germany in 2011. The potatoes are yellow-fleshed and have a deep red skin.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good, even in dry weather

Tip: Cheyenne are one of the best storable potato varieties.

Varieties from D to G

Ditta

The potato variety Ditta, which was approved in Germany in 1991, has deep yellow flesh. The skin of the elongated to oval potatoes is yellow and slightly rough.

  • Maturity group: medium to late
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good

Tip: Ditta is an extremely robust potato variety.

Eichenhofer Yellow

The waxy Eichenhofer Gelbe has a blue skin with yellow eyes. The flesh of the oval, elongated potatoes is yellow with a slight bluish grain.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 20 to 55 mm
  • Harvest: moderate to good

exquisite

The elongated Exquisa has yellow flesh and a fine, yellow skin. It was registered in Germany in 1992.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: normal

Glorietta

The oval, elongated Glorietta is one of the new potato varieties. Their flesh is deep yellow. It has a very fine, smooth skin.

  • Maturity group: very early
  • Diameter: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good
Potato variety Glorietta

Varieties from H to L

Hansa

Hansa was registered in Germany as early as 1957. The oval to round potatoes have a very yellow flesh. Your shell is fine.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: normal

heather red

The long, oval Heiderot potatoes have red or red-marbled flesh. Their skin is bright red.

  • Maturity group: medium late
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good (depending on the weather)
Potato variety Heiderot

jelly

Jelly is one of the predominantly waxy potato varieties. The oval potato has yellow flesh and a thin skin.

  • Maturity group: medium early to late
  • average size: 35 to 65 mm
  • Harvest: good to very good

la rat

Originally from France, La Ratte is a very old potato variety (1872). The potatoes have a long finger shape and yellow flesh. The peel is yellow and smooth.

  • Maturity group: early
  • Size: 30 to 100 millimeters
  • Harvest: average to good

laura

Laure is a predominantly waxy potato variety from Germany. The potato has deep yellow flesh and a round to oval shape. Their skin is red and smooth.

  • Maturity group: very late
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good
Potato variety Laura

linda

Linda was registered in Germany in 1974. The oblong, oval potato has deep yellow flesh.

  • Maturity group: late
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good

Varieties from M to Q

Marabel

One of the most popular, mainly waxy potato varieties is the Marabel. This German potato has yellow flesh, a round to oval shape and a fine skin.

  • Maturity group: early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good

mona lisa

The waxy potato variety Mona Lisa originally comes from the Netherlands (1979). Their bright yellow flesh changes color after cooking. The oval potatoes have yellow skins with flat eyes.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good

Tip: Although Mona Lisa is one of the medium-early potato varieties, it can be stored well.

Potato variety Mona Lisa

Nicola

The well-known Nicola comes from Germany. Their shape is elongated oval. Nicola's flesh and skin are yellow.

  • Maturity group: early to mid-early
  • Size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: normal

Princess

The flesh of the round to slightly oval Princess is deep yellow. Their shell is extremely fine.

  • Maturity group: early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: average to very good

quarter

Quarta is one of the most popular potato varieties in Germany. The predominantly waxy potato and has a lemon-yellow flesh. Its shape is round and the skin is very fine.

  • Maturity group: medium early to late
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good

Varieties from R to V

Regina

Regina comes from the Netherlands and was registered in Germany in 1954. The old variety has very yellow flesh and a very fine skin.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good

Pink pine cones

Pink Tannenz├Ąpfle, also called Pink fir Apple, come from Germany and belong to the old potato varieties (1850). The elongated, finger-thick potatoes have yellow flesh. The shell is slightly pink and has inset eyes.

  • Maturity group: very late
  • Size: 40 to 120 millimeters
  • Harvest: good

rosegarden

A new cultivar from Northern Ireland is Rosegarden. Rosegarden's flesh is yellow and its shape is round-oval. The shell is red.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • Diameter: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good

Tip: Rosegarden is one of the robust potato varieties.

Potato variety Rosegarden

Rosemary

Rosemarie, also called ham potato, is a young variety from 2004. Its flesh is marbled red. The skin of the elongated oval potatoes is pink.

  • Maturity group: early to mid-early
  • Diameter: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: good

Tip: Rosemarie is an easy-care potato variety.

Salad Blue

The oval to round Salad Blue, also called Blue Salad Potato, originally comes from Scotland. Their flesh is marbled blue, their skin is dark blue.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • Diameter: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: moderate to very good

Tip: The crop yields of Salad Blue are very dependent on the weather.

Selma

Selma was registered in Germany in 1972. The elongated to oval potatoes have very yellow flesh.

  • Maturity group: late
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: normal to good

Tip: Selma is very suitable for cellaring.

Sieglinde

Sieglinde was registered in Germany in 1935. The popular salad potato has an elongated shape and is one of the oldest varieties in Germany. Sieglinde's flesh and skin are yellow.

  • Maturity group: early
  • Size: 20 to 35 millimeters
  • Harvest: good
Potato variety Sieglinde

Sissy

Sissi is a new potato variety (2007). It has very yellow flesh and a long oval shape. The smooth shell is yellow and has flat eyes.

  • Maturity group: early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: normal

Venice

Venezia has been around in Germany since 2009. It has an elongated oval shape and deep yellow flesh. The shell is smooth.

  • Maturity group: early
  • average size: 35 to 55 millimeters
  • Harvest: relatively good

Violetta

The elongated oval Violetta, also called Blaue Elise, is a new potato variety from Germany (2004). Flesh and color are blue.

  • Maturity group: medium early
  • Diameter: 50 to 150 millimeters
  • Harvest: very good

Tip: Violetta is one of the easy-care potato varieties.

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