I like Yukon Golds because they are usually large and fairly scab resistant. This tub had one seed potato in it and nothing in it for fertilizer. I did a little experimenting this year with amendments....
I also grew Inca Bella, and Alaska Rose, but my favorite though is this fingerling potato called Rose Finn.
They have this long shape that resembles a finger. They can get quite large too, but this year mine are fairly small. They are very scab resistant and are SO sweet! I love that you don't have to scrub or peel them.
I've I read that it is best not to wash your spuds before storing them. But, you know, I think it's best to spray them off immediately after harvesting them and then lay them out of the sun to dry outside for a day or so before them storing them. It makes them SO much easier to wash when it's time to eat them.
And as for storage.....I've read it's best to store them in a cool place (40-50degrees F), in the dark, where it's not too dry. Finding a place like that was hard for me. I kept wondering....where is a place that is cool, dark and not too dry....and then it hit me.....The cargo hold of the boat! So I put them all in brown paper bags, labeled them, hauled them down to the boat...
...and stowed them in the cargo hold alongside the other ship provisions.
And then I took their temperature.
A little warm.....but that's nothing another month won't fix.