Stolz von Berlin is a high yielding variety with small to medium, tapering, tan tubers. The tubers are sweet in the fall, but sweeter in the spring, as is commonly the case. The flower is a pink ball. Medium size plants grow to about three to four feet.
This is a very old variety, dating to 1884. It seems that older varieties are a little more likely to make good edibles, possibly because they haven’t been selected as long and intensively for flower traits.
Although we sometimes offer tubers of these varieties, my main focus is producing seed for breeding. Like all dahlia seeds, the true seeds of this variety will not be true to type. I have grown out quite a few and got a range of types, predominantly single flowered and ball types ranging in color from white to red, with a few yellows mixed in. Many had good edible qualities.