Seed potatoes cannot be allowed to freeze, therefore, special shipping is required during the Fall/Winter months. Seed potatoes will ship via FedEx Ground To Zones 2-4 only and ships via FedEx 3 Day to Zones 5-8. Shipments to zones 5-8 will only ship on Monday's and Tuesday's (to ensure the potatoes do not sit in a FedEx terminal over the weekend). Orders can’t be cancelled once they’ve shipped.
Potato orders placed up to October 31 will ship as soon as potatoes arrive (ETA 11/14). However, moving forward, from Nov 1st until Mid/Late Spring, we will ONLY ship potatoes to CA, OR, WA, NV and AZ.
If you live outside of these 5 Western states, we cannot ship potatoes to you as they will otherwise invariably freeze during transit. While your specific state might be having decent weather, your order will travel through very cold regions from our CA location to yours. While you certainly can place your order, we will only ship it when the threat of freeze across the nation is over, which typically is in April or May.
Robert Lobitz released his All Red variety through Seed Savers Exchange in 1984. It was bred from a potato named Bison and can grow well in drought conditions. Many use this in their potato salads. Also known as "Cranberry Red".