Papa Chaco sports the most extraordinary lavender-rose skin with marbled rose-purple flesh; these colors are especially intense when the potatoes are freshly dug. The tubers are long and somewhat pointed on both ends, but they can also curve into a half-moon shape when the tubers are long—up to 8 inch in some cases. Gardeners can interplant between the rows of Papa Chaco: lettuce for example, or small radishes, mustard, even spinach. This works especially well if Papa Chaco is planted late (it is considered a late variety) because it seems to tuberize better in September-October with declining day length.
Photo by Rob Cardillo