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|Tubers of this variety are offered every year, barring crop failure.|
Satsop is a Cultivariable original variety, introduced in 2016. It is notable for large tuber size and mild flavor.
Satsop is moderately cabbagey and low in sweetness. It lacks the lingering bitterness or flowery flavor of some varieties. The cooked texture is moderately firm and the large tuber size makes it possible to cook for textures other than mushy. Reducing the cooking time can give you a product that is soft inside and still a bit crisp outside, which is more appealing than it might sound if you are thinking of a potato. The rose end of the tuber is large and round in this variety and can make an attractive garnish.
Satsop plants are intermediate in size, reaching seven to eight feet on trellis. The yields are moderately high, reaching up to eight pounds. Most tubers fall into the three to eight inch range. Average tuber size is large and the tuber and stolon are well differentiated, so the tubers are easy to handle. Satsop is easy to harvest, with a compact root ball that usually pulls up without digging. The tubers have long dormancy, typically sprouting in April. This variety is vulnerable to cracking in wet soil and is unfortunately one of the worst for bacterial staining, although this is not usually a big problem in well drained soil. Satsop is a slightly early flowerer, starting in late October, and it sets a pretty good amount of seed if protected from frost to mid December.