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Gunter Red had a crop failure this year. Voles got to it and ruined the majority of the tubers before I noticed. It will be back in 2021.
Gunter Red is a Cultivariable original variety, selected in 2019. On the whole, I think this is the best potato that I have released yet. It is a medium-sized tetraploid with red skin and yellow flesh. The female parent was Gunter Gold, a selection made from the Pacific Northwest heirloom variety Johnny Gunter, and the male parent was a selection out of Careta Amarilla, a Colombian diploid potato with intense yellow flesh. Germplasm supplied by the USDA Potato Introduction Station was used in breeding this variety.
Gunter Red is a starchy potato with light, floury, deep yellow flesh. It is is particularly great roasted, but it also fries well. Tubers range mostly between three and six inches. The skin is thin, so there is no need to peel it for most kinds of dishes. I think the flavor ranks among the best potatoes that I have ever tasted.
Gunter Red is a day neutral tuberizer with a late maturity. It is harvestable after about 100 days, but will continue to grow until killed by frost. At full maturity, plants typically yield between three and five pounds. Flowers are male sterile and will require a pollinator to set seed.
True Seed (TPS)
TPS of Gunter Red is open pollinated. It was grown in a block with other yellow fleshed varieties, but with the likelihood of pollen also coming from farther afield, it should be quite diverse. I expect the majority of the progeny to produce large, late plants. Many will have yellow flesh.
1 gram packets contain approximately 1,100 seeds.