I finished a row yesterday and it was very slow going. I called in some help. V-Max came to the rescue. I paid him in .38 Special wadcutters and half the potatoes we dug. We were able to dig two rows in about two-and-a-half hours. It goes much faster when I can stay standing and not have to put tools down and pick tools up with each hill.
We took a break after digging the first row. I microwaved three different kinds of potatoes for him to try. He tried Spartan Splash, Missaukee and Gold Rush, just a slice of potato with a sprinkle of salt. He expressed a clear preference for Spartan Splash, so that is what we dug for him. Part of what people seem to like is the texture. One person described it as melting under his molars, like creamy mac-and-cheese.
|This is what two rows worth of potatoes look like.|
|Close-up with my foot in the picture to provide a size reference.|