Red Norland and Red Pontiac are two of the most common potatoes grown for new potatoes in Maine gardens. Although they are similar in both appearance and flavor, there are some differences between the two.
I personally love Red Pontiac Potatoes because I enjoy eating new potatoes. Red Norland is my second choice if Red Pontiac isn't available. If you chose to grow Red Norland Potatoes, use care when boiling them as they turn to mush quickly if they are overcooked.