Red Potato Recipes

Batoche

Tubers are round oblong, moderately large, and uniform with smooth bright red skin. Medium deep eyes, darker red than the skin with creamy white flesh. High yielding attractive appearance. Tuber size varies with moisture availability. Spacing plants 24 cm apart will help prevent oversizing when tubers are grown under irrigation. High total solids. (1)

  • Origin & Breeding:bred by Agriculture Canada at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brunswick, from the cross (Redskin x Scoff 2774-3R) and selected at the Experimental Farm at Scott, Saskatchewan, in 1963.
  • Garden Variety
  • Maturity:early to mid-season

Agricultural

High yielding; attractive appearance. Tuber size varies with moisture availability. Spacing plants 24cmapart will help prevent oversizing when tubers are grown under irrigation. High total solids.

  • Utilization:good for boiling, baking, and french frying; poor for chipping.

Botanical

  • Plants:moderately large, upright, spreading at maturity; stems thick, slightly hollow in upper half of plant, solid in basal half, green with reddish purple pigmentation; nodes slightly swollen; internodes short; wings not prominent.
  • Leaves:close, large, drooping, moderate to grayish olive green, slightly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate; asymmetrical; base lobed.
    Primary leaflets: ovate, asymmetrical; base lobed; three to four pairs, opposite and sometimes alternate.
    Secondary leaflets: base cordate; four to five pairs, opposite and alternate.
    Tertiary leaflets: numerous; base cordate; alternate or opposite.
  • Flowers:few, light purple with lighter purple tips.
  • Tubers:round-oblong, moderately large, uniform; smooth bright red skin; medium-deep eyes darker red than the skin; creamy white flesh.
  • Sprouts:purplish red.

Diseases

Resistant:verticillium wilt.
Susceptible:leaf roll, late blight,PVY.

NOTE: not highly susceptible to any of the common diseases. (2)

Seeds

References

  1. ^ Washington State University.
  2. ^ Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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