Red Potato Recipes


Tubers are round to oval with smooth pink skin and shallow to medium deep eyes. It has slightly prominent eyebrows and white flesh. High yielding variety with large tubers with short dormancy period and medium specific gravity. Suggested uses: boiling and French frying. (1)

  • Origin & Breeding:bred by the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Alimentation and Fisheries from the cross (Belchip x Norland) atLes BuissonsResearch Station, Quebec (Canada) in 1987.
  • Maturity:mid-season


High yielding variety; large tubers; short dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization:very low after cooking discoloration and slouching; very good for boiling and french frying; not suitable for chipping.
  • Chief Markets:fresh market for pink skin potatoes, french fries.


  • Plants:medium to tall, upright, open; stems strongly pigmented; wings prominent, waved single; nodes strongly swollen, strongly pigmented.
  • Leaves:dark green, close, pubescent; midribs moderately pigmented; petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: oblong; apex acuminate; base acute and very slightly asymmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs, very large; broadly ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate, very slightly asymmetrical.
  • Flowers:highly abundant, medium-large violet corolla; orange anther; flower buds very strongly pigmented; peduncle weakly pigmented; low berry production.
  • Tubers:round to oval; smooth pink skin; shallow to medium-deep eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; white flesh.
  • Sprouts:spherical, strongly pubescent, pinkish purple; base strongly pigmented; apex very weakly pigmented.


Resistant:golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensisRo1).
Moderately resistant:verticillium wilt, rhizoctonia.
Moderately susceptible:common scab.
Susceptible:late blight. (2)



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