Red Potato Recipes

Pink Pearl

Tubers are oval and smooth, medium size with pink skin and shallow eyes. Predominantly apical, white flesh. High yielding variety, and high tuber set with good storability and medium specific gravity. Wide spacing (up to 46 ) has increased marketable yields and tubers separate readily from stolons. Suggested uses: boiling and baking. (1)

  • Origin & Breeding:bred by Agriculture Canada from the cross (Ultimus x Katahdin) and selected at theSt.John's West Research Station, Newfoundland, in 1962.
  • Maturity:mid-season to late


High yielding variety; high tuber set; good storability; medium specific gravity. Wide spacing (up to 46cm) has increased marketable yields; tubers separate readily from stolons.

  • Utilization:good for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market:fresh market in Newfoundland.


  • Plants:medium large, upright; nodes slightly swollen; wings slightly prominent.
  • Leaves:open, smooth, dark green; young leaves slightly yellowish; midribs reddish purple, slightly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: elliptical to ovate.
    Primary leaflets: elliptical, mainly three pairs.
    Secondary leaflets: numerous.
    Tertiary leaflets: few, small.
  • Flowers:numerous, large, red-purple with white tips; green buds having purple bronze pigmentation.
  • Tubers:oval, smooth, medium size; pink skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; white flesh.
  • Sprouts:red purple.


Resistant:potato wart (races 1,2,6,8)
Moderately resistant:black leg, leaf roll,PVA,PVS,PVX,PVY, late blight.
Susceptible:common scab. (2)



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