Blue Ridge Black


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: potato leaf
  • Time to maturity: midseason
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 12+

“Blue Ridge Black” is a dusky purple beefsteak, coming from an accidental cross between Blue Ridge Mountain and an unidentified potato leaf variety, which may have been Southern Night. Millard Murdock of East Flat Rock, North Carolina found this variety in his garden in the early 2000s, and probably waited to ensure stability before offering it in the Seed Savers Yearbook in 2010. Mr. Murdock has brought us other delicious accidental crosses from his garden, such as Georgia Green and Captain Lucky. The fruits of Blue Ridge Black are medium large, but not very abundant in my hot and humid climate. I believe that with an earlier start, more fruits would result. The flavor is rich and sweet, so it would be worth my giving it an earlier start and protecting from the last frost.
NOTE: This variety will be limited to one packet per order due to very limited stock.

6 in stock