Katahdin are round, large-sized potatoes with thin light-buff skin and white flesh.
They are marketed for direct to consumer sales.
They are particularly good as a baked potato or as mash, though some consider the taste bland.
Katahdin Potatoes store well.
Katahdin Potatoes were developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Presque Isle, Maine from a cross between two potatoes referred to as “USDA 40568” and “USDA 24642” in 1923.
During development, the potato was referred to as “USDA 42667.”
It was very popular in Maine in the 1940s.
They were a parent of Calrose Potatoes.