#1 red every year! This large round potato has thin, dark-red skin, deep eyes, and crisp white flesh. Excellent for mashed potatoes and boiling but not for baking. Heat-tolerant, long-storing and high-yielding, it will grow in heavy soil. Well suited for growing in wire cages. One precaution about this variety: the skin is so thin it should be allowed to cure and firm up for a week or two in the ground after the vines die back.