Gourmet Potatoes and Mushrooms Pre-Order

We are pleased to bring you two new exciting developments in home-grown edibles: gourmet potatoes and gourmet mushrooms. With this pre-order you can explore your different culinary options and choose the most exciting edibles for your 2017 gardening and cooking pleasure.

After you've noted which items you want, click on the Order Now button at the bottom of this page to order them. We will email you when they are available for pick-up. The estimated date is March 17th, 2017.

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Earth Apples Gourmet Seed Potatoes

EarthApples gourmet seed potatoes are the new, fun way to plant potatoes. We bring you 10 different colourful, versatile potato varieties and make them super-easy to grow. Each variety has different sizes, colours, textures, flavours, and different uses in the kitchen. Mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, potato salads, french fries, baked potatoes, hashbrown potatoes, scalloped potatoes: there's a perfect variety for all these delicious dishes. Plant EarthApples in a garden bed or in containers on your balcony or patio. They are easy to grow if you follow the simple instructions: Growing Instructions

EarthApples are sold in boxes of one variety and contain 1 kg of seed potatoes for planting. They are priced between $14.99-$16.99 depending on the variety. Choose your favourite varieties based on your culinary goals. If you live in a small space and want to grow in pots on a patio or balcony, consider getting a few varieties and sharing with some friends and neighbours.

EarthApples is a family-owned Canadian company based near Edmonton, Alberta. All of the EarthApples potato varieties are grown by farming families in the Edmonton area.

Meet the EarthApples varieties:

ALASKA BLOOM

CREAM FLESHED, HIGH SET, MID SEASON, ROUND
Alaska Bloom is very similar in appearance to the common Yukon Gold, but with higher yields. Alaska Bloom has a creamy coloured flesh and the pronounced pinkish eyes on these evenly round potatoes make it highly attractive.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Alaska Bloom is a mid-season maturing variety producing evenly round potatoes. Plant this variety around mid-May for a nice crop of medium to large tubers ready about mid-late August. 90-105 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or in containers. Space 30 cm (12”) apart. or plant 1-2 potatoes per 16" pot

Cooking Applications
Alaska Bloom has a moist, slightly waxy texture with a subtle taste. It works well for boiling, baking, scalloped or for home-made hash browns.

Storage
Approximately 5 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

GEMSON

BABY POTATO, HIGH SET, ROUND, WHITE FLESHED
Gemson is a beautiful white-fleshed variety that produces a wonderful crop of uniform pearl-like baby potatoes. Gemson’s evenly round tuber shape and excellent taste make it ideal for oven roasted baby potatoes or boiling.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Gemson is a medium early maturing variety. Plant Gemson around mid-May for a nice crop of baby potatoes ready about the middle of August. 85-95 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or in containers. Space approximately 20 cm (8″) apart or plant 2 potatoes per 16" pot. You can also space Gemson further apart to allow the potatoes to grow bigger.

Cooking Applications
Gemson is a tasty, versatile potato suitable for steaming and boiling. It works well in potato salads and is excellent for roasting in the oven.

Storage
Approximately 4 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

GOLDEYE

EARLY HARVEST, HIGH YIELD, YELLOW FLESHED
Goldeye is an excellent garden variety producing high yields of large uniform shaped potatoes. This early harvest yellow fleshed potato has a rich taste and texture and works well for mashed, boiled, or scalloped potatoes.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Goldeye is a very early maturing and high yielding variety. This is an excellent garden variety producing large, yellow skin, and yellow fleshed potatoes. Plant after the risk of frost for an early August harvest. 75-85 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or in containers. Space 25 cm (10”) apart or plant 1 potato per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
This is a great staple variety that works well for a host of different cooking purposes. Goldeye has a rich taste and texture. Goldeye works well for boiling, roasting, scalloped and mashed.

Storage
Approximately 5 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

JAZZY

BABY POTATO, EARLY HARVEST, GOURMET, YELLOW FLESHED
Jazzy is an early harvest gourmet baby potato with excellent taste and texture. It has a unique elongated shape with bright smooth skin. Jazzy is ideal for oven roasting, boiling or in potato salads. Prep work is a breeze. No peeling required!

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Jazzy is an early maturing variety. Plant after the risk of frost for an early-mid August harvest. 75-85 days till maturity. This variety is perfect for producing elongated baby potatoes therefore it works well in small spaces and for container growing on balconies. Space 20 cm (8”) apart or plant 2-3 potatoes per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
Jazzy is a convenient and versatile variety. It has thin smooth skin that is easy to wash and does not require peeling. This potato plates beautifully and compliments any dish. Jazzy has a very appealing moist waxy texture making it very suitable for oven roasting, boiling and for gourmet home-made potato salads.

Storage
4 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

LABELLA

EARLY HARVEST, HIGH YIELD, RED SKINNED, YELLOW FLESHED
Labella produces high yields of large, red skinned, yellow fleshed potatoes. This early maturing variety is a great staple for any serious gardener looking for an early crop of large fresh table potatoes.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Labella is an early maturing variety. Plant after the risk of frost for an early to mid August harvest. Labella produces large uniform shaped potatoes. 75-90 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or in containers. Space 25 cm (10”) apart or plant 1-2 potatoes per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
Labella is perfect for home cooked meals. This versatile potato can be mashed, boiled and baked in the oven. Due to its dry floury texture Labella makes great yellow-fleshed mashed potatoes. Tip: leave the beautiful red skin intact to add a splash of colour to your favourite mashed recipe.

Storage
Approximately 6 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

LADY AMARILLA

DRY FLOURY TEXTURE, MID SEASON, YELLOW FLESHED
Lady Amarilla produces deep yellow fleshed potatoes perfect for making crispy golden home-made fries. This large garden variety also works well as a delicious baker potato for those late summer BBQ’s.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Lady Amarilla is a mid-season maturing variety. Plant after the risk of frost for a late August harvest. 90-105 days till maturity. This variety produces large elongated potatoes. Best planted in the garden or a very large pot. Space 30 cm (12”) apart or plant 1 potato per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
Lady Amarilla has excellent frying qualities making it perfect for home-made fries. Even after long term storage, the frying qualities will remain consistent and produce good quality fries. It is ideally suited as a yellow baker potato due to its dry floury texture and can also be used to make a delicious deep-yellow mashed potato dish.

Storage
Approximately 6 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

LITTLE GIANT

BABY POTATO, HIGH SET, YELLOW FLESHED
Little Giant: the name says it all! This variety produces high numbers of beautiful red skinned baby potatoes. Colourful, flavourful and perfectly shaped for a delicious oven roasted dish. This variety works well in containers and small spaces.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Little Giant is a medium early maturing variety due to its high set per hill. Plant after the risk of frost for a mid-August harvest. This variety is designated to produce baby potatoes so try to avoid growing them out too big. 85-95 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or excellent in containers. Space 20 cm (8”) apart or plant 1 (maybe 2) potatoes per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
Little Giant is known for its excellent nutty flavoured taste! This small salad type potato is ideally suited for oven roasting and boiling. No peeling required. Its bright red skin adds a wonderful splash of colour to any dish.

Storage
Approximately 5 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

PURPLE MAGIC

FINGERLING TYPE, MID SEASON, PURPLE
No garden or dinner plate should go without a colourful splash of Purple Magic! This beautiful smooth skinned purple has a distinctive white ring on the inside making it truly one of a kind. Purple Magic produces a high yield of medium sized tubers. It works great in potato salads and is suitable for home-made chips.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Purple Magic is a mid season maturing variety. Plant this variety after the risk of frost for a late August/early September harvest. 90-105 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or in containers. Space 28 cm (11”) apart or plant 2 potatoes per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
Purple Magic is quite a versatile potato suitable for different applications. It has a slightly dry floury texture. This variety works well for home fries and chips or in a colourful potato salad. Purple Magic holds its colour well after boiling, roasting and frying.

Storage
Approximately 5 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

RANDE’S GOLDEN GEM

BABY POTATO, CREAM FLESHED, HIGH SET, ROUND
Rande’s Golden Gem is a truly unique variety with an artistic splash of red and yellow. This smooth skin, high set variety can be used for baby potatoes, or grown out to larger table potatoes. The taste, texture and amazing appearance of this variety is enough to please even the harshest critic in your family.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Rande’s Golden Gem is a mid-season variety. Plant after the risk of frost for a mid-late August harvest. 90-105 days till maturity. This variety is suitable for the production of baby potatoes but it can also be spaced wider and grown out longer to get larger round potatoes. Plant in the garden or in containers. For baby potatoes space 25 cm (10”) apart. For larger potatoes space 30 cm (12″) apart or plant 1-2 potatoes per 16" pot, and allow a longer growing season.

Cooking Applications
Rande’s Golden Gem has a very attractive red and yellow skin. It has a slightly dry floury texture. This versatile potato is great for boiling, steaming or in stews. This variety adds great visual presentation to any plate.

Storage
Approximately 5 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

ROSEMARIE

BABY POTATO, FINGERLING TYPE, HIGH SET, PINK
With its candy-like appearance, Rosemarie sure is a gardeners delight with both an appealing taste, and a look, that says Wow! Rosemarie is a fingerling-type potato with a smooth glossy skin finish and a creamy pinkish white centre. This specialty variety produces a high set and high yield of delicious pink fingerling potatoes.

Planting, maturity and harvest times
Rosemarie is a mid-season fingerling-type variety. It does well in small spaces and in containers. Plant after the risk of frost for a mid-August harvest. 85-95 days till maturity. Plant in the garden or in containers. Space 20 cm (8”) apart or plant 2-3 potatoes per 16" pot.

Cooking Applications
Rosemarie is a colourful gourmet gem. This variety has a moist waxy texture with a buttery taste. A true culinary delight fresh from the soil! It works well boiled, steamed, and oven roasted. Rosemarie also makes attractive pink potato salads. This variety does not require any peeling and is convenient to prepare.

Storage
Approximately 4 months at 6 degrees Celsius.

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Champignons Maison Gourmet Mushrooms

The new "Chia Pet" for the Foodie Revolution

Champignons Maison Gourmet Mushrooms are kits for growing your own organic mushrooms at home in your kitchen. It's easy and all you need is a little counter space. All you do is soak your block of mushroom culture over night then place on your counter and mist 2-3 times per day. In about two weeks you'll have mushrooms sprouting right on your kitchen counter that you can harvest and cook much to the amazement of you, your family and your friends! It's a great, novel project to learn about and be amazed by fungus that ends in a delicious food to prepare in the kitchen.

Repeat the soaking process to get another flush of mushrooms. You'll get 3-5 flushes estimated at a total of about 1.5 pounds of delicious, rare, gourmet mushrooms. We'll provide you with detailed instructions when you pick up your kits.

Champignons Maison is a Montreal company that uses coffee grounds as a growing medium in their blocks to grow mushroom cultures. What you will receive is essentially one pound of used coffee grounds repurposed and now supporting a mushroom culture that is ready to grow you mushrooms in your own kitchen.

The Mushroom Kits come in four delicious varieties: Blue Oyster, Elm Oyster, Reishi, and ShIitake. They cost $29.99-$31.99 depending on the variety. The kits look like this:

Meet the mushroom varieties:

BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOMS
These beautiful mushrooms emerge dark blue-grey and slowly lighten in colour as they mature. They can have a nutty or cashew-like flavour along with earthy, woodsy tones. They are a delectable and delicious gourmet mushroom for stir-fries or side dishes, especially to white meats, and are high in protein. Oyster mushrooms are some of the easiest to grow for home mushroom enthusiasts.
ELM OYSTER MUSHROOMS
These beautiful white to creamy beige mushrooms have a delicious, delicate woodsy and sometimes nutty flavour. They are a delectable and delicious gourmet mushroom for stir-fries or side dishes, especially to white meats, and are high in protein. Oyster mushrooms are some of the easiest to grow for home mushroom enthusiasts.
REISHI MUSHROOMS
These are popular mushrooms in traditional Chinese medicine known as "the divine fungus" and are believed to have great health benefits. They can be eaten fresh but are usually dried and then used to make a healthful tea. This tea can apparently be bitter but maybe add some sugar or turn the liquid into hot cocoa to make the medicine go down!
SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
ShiItake mushrooms are well-known in Asian cooking with their soft, spongy texture and woodsy, meaty flavour. Use them in stir-fries, pastas, soups, or as side dishes to red meats.

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PRE-ORDER YOUR FERTILIZERS FOR YOUR POTATOES - The results of some of our surveys suggest that many gardeners are not fertilizing enough to ensure success with their edibles. Now you can pre-order your fertilizers to make sure you have them on hand to get all the edible production you desire. Choose the right one for you and your potatoes. We have two options.

SLOW RELEASE FERTILIZER 14-14-16 + Micros - This high quality slow release fertilizer provides balanced nutrition for a wide variety of plants in the ground or containers including edibles. Apply when you plant and it releases slowly over 4 months so you only have to fertilize once! It also contains a full range of micronutrients for added plant health and better flavour. 1.8 kg, $27.99 + GST VEGGIE & FLOWER FOOD - Granular 10-15-19 + Micros & Kelp - This high quality granular fertilizer is good for all-purpose veggie growing in the ground. Apply every few weeks according to instructions. It is specially formulated to provide your plants with everything they need to produce big crops plus micronutrients for better plant health and flavour. Additional kelp extract provides minerals and phytochemicals that also improve the flavour of your produce. 1.8 kg, $11.99 + GST

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