Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: List of AMAZING tuber varieties

 
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ImageCCvacation
May 30, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
What varieties make such AMAZING quantities of great-keeping tubers that you will NEVER run out of extras? These are the varieties you hand out at church, sneak into trade boxes and leave on stranger's doorsteps in a frantic attempt to re-home the masses that you dug up from even a single clump. These are the varieties that you could store ANYWHERE above freezing, and they laugh at your attempts to 'accidentally' destroy them.

AMAZING Tubers
AC Ben
AC Devin
AC Kahuna
AC Magick
Alloway Candy
Amy K
Beep Beep
Brandon J
Camano Sitka
Cebu
Chilston's Pride
Chimacum Julia
Colorado Classic
Enchantress
Frank Holmes
French Doll
Gaylen Rose
Glenplace
Glory of Heemstede (UK)
Hollyhill 6 in 1
Hot Shot
Kasagi
Kenora Macop B
Little Caesar
Maisey Mooney
Mars
Mingus Mikie B
Mingus Toni
Pink Petticoat
Pooh
Puget Sparkle
Red Hat
Santa's Helper
Shadow Cat
Sharky
Snoho Doris
Snow Dance (UK)
Sonic Bloom
Thomas A. Edison



Challenged- (there has been a vote 'for' and 'against' this variety... Will someone come forward and break the tie?)
Vista Minnie

If there is a variety listed/suggested as an AMAZING tuber variety, but you disagree, be sure to challenge it. There has to be a majority of votes FOR a variety to take it off the 'Challenged' Amazing Tuber list and placed in the 'Amazing' list.

This list will be updated continuously, based on the comments below.
CC
[Last edited May 31, 2016 6:43 AM CST]
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Imageblown_dry
May 30, 2016 10:58 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
AC Kahuna
Sonic Bloom
Vista Minnie
Thomas A. Edison
ImageCCvacation
May 31, 2016 6:00 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
I've had poor results from two Vista Minnie plants, with no good tubers. I was under the impression, from talking with others, that this one should be on the POOR tuber list.

Can anyone else vote on where this variety belongs?
CC
Imageblown_dry
May 31, 2016 6:14 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Mine made a bunch of perfect chicken egg sized tubers, but it wasn't a robust grower for me. Maybe I'm too mean to my dahlias, and they make hardy tubers out of desperation. Shrug!
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ImageCCvacation
May 31, 2016 6:23 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
Hilarious! I hope they lay perfect eggs for you next year, too, as I will sorely miss that variety this year.
CC
Imageblown_dry
May 31, 2016 6:25 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
I would be happy to send you some. Smiling
Imageblown_dry
May 31, 2016 6:28 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Kenora Macop B is a prolific one for me.
Imageteddahlia
May 31, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Colorado Classic is a world class tuber maker keeper. Mingus Toni also. An older variety in the PNW is Puget Sparkle that is prolific as any dahlia in the tuber department. Lots of poms are superb tuber makers and Kasagi is the record holder in poms. Frank Holmes and Glenplace make lots of tubers and there is a long list of of good tuber making poms. Easier to list the bad tuber makers like the very best pom for both show and cut flowers, Mi Wong that is the worst tuber maker and keeper. Lismore Moonlight is a bit tricky for tubers as is Yellow Baby. But they would be average over in the regular dahlia department. Rhonda and Valda are terrible tuber keepers.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageClearCreekDahlias
May 31, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
AC Ben
Kenora Macop B
Mingus Mikie B
Mingus Toni


Have been poor tuber makers for me I am trying some of them again this year, then no more!
Imageteddahlia
May 31, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Amy K makes a bazillion very small tubers. Chimacum Julia does too. There is a category for varieties that make small tubers that keep well.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageLinariaD
May 31, 2016 3:28 PM CST
Name: Lin
Europe-Switzerland, z 7b
Snow Dance is the most, productiv for me.
It is a Dutch cultivar, ( Geerlings, 2005), not sure whether it made it over the ocean.
The tall waterlily has big, well storing tubers,
it grew a huge clump which I could divide with almost all tubers intact,
listed as 4 feet tall, but rather 5'+ for me

Closely followed by Glory of Heemstede,
a pale yellow WL from 1947, Dutch as well
mandolls
May 31, 2016 3:37 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
These were my most prolific tuber makers this year - not sure that every single one of these eyed up and grew - but certainly most of them did.

Gaylen Rose - 19
Maisey Mooney - 12
French Doll- 10
Red Hat - 10
Hot Shot - 8
ImageClearCreekDahlias
May 31, 2016 3:40 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Almand Joy
AC Devin
AC L
Ben Huston
Blizzard
Bradley Aaron
Cafe auLait
Camano Buz
Chimacum Julia
Cornel
Croydon Masterpiece
Dark Magic
FDNY
Ferncliff Copper
Ferncliff Illusion
Fleurel
Grand Finale
Hapet Champagne
Hollyhill Starburst
Hotshot
Ivanetti
Just Peachy
Kenora Lisa
Knee Deep
Normandy Wild Willie
Papa's Benji
Peaches N Cream
Penhill Yellow Queen
Raspberry Royale
Rebecca Lynn
Sharky
Show N Tell
Sonic Bloom
Spartacus
Survivor
Thomas Edison
Wyn's Cinnabar
Wyn's King Salmon
Wyn's Mauve Mist
Wyn's Sensation

Are all reliable tuber makers for me.

There are other varieties that make good tubers but have to be started up early (Jan/Feb) to keep them viable.

AC Loomis
Irish Blackhart
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ImageDahliaGardener
May 31, 2016 4:03 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
AC Paint
Brandon J
Calamity Shane
Bo De O
Alfa Max
Alpen Fury
Bonesta
Dr. John E Kaiser
Gitts Attention
Gitts Crazy

And in the past,
I'm A Hottie
Wyoming Wedding
Skywalker
Tropic Sun
Poppers
Ali Oop

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageblown_dry
May 31, 2016 4:05 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
That's funny, Mingus Mikie B made a lot of tubers for me. I still have a few extra. Same with Kenora Macop B. Might be climate related. Mingus Toni has been reliable, but the plant seems not all that vigorous for me and gets powdery mildew with a vengeance.
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ImageCCvacation
May 31, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Wait, wait! Not just reliable, but AMAZING.

Nothing is a sure bet...experiences will vary, but most grower's experience of varieties on this list should be vigourous head-nodding. Wonder if I could whip out the cool voting tool for these lists, after we run out of varieties we would add... I'll look into it.
CC
ImageCCvacation
May 31, 2016 8:09 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Oh, yeah... Red Hat was one I hoisted off on many of my unsuspecting traders one year. I'm A Hottie is definately a wowzer tuber maker, too...

I have so many Mingus Mikie B's, with more still popping up in my dud pile...
CC
ImageFLflowerboy
May 31, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Brookside Snowball seems to be popping up like rabbits this year. I even had one push through a very thick stand of roto tiller radish and bloom! Very sturdy tubers.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
Imageblown_dry
May 31, 2016 9:53 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Hollyhill Monet makes very vigourous tubers. I was not at all surprised to find a missed one popping up. I didn't mention it before because it seems to make huge rather than excessively numerous tubers.
ImageIslander
Jun 1, 2016 8:31 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Vista Minnie made new tubers but the plants are all coming up virused. I think I am going to have to toss it and I loved the flowers.
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