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Potatoes at WSU

Potato Varieties: Red-skinned

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AC PEREGRINE RED (ND2937-3) - Tubers are "oval; smooth red skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; eyebrows not prominent; cream coloured flesh.... High yielding variety with medium number of tubers per plant. Medium specific gravity. Medium dormancy period. Good storability." See also: CFIA; Lynch, et al., Am. J. Potato Res. 78:333-337 (2001).

AC RED ISLAND - Tubers are "round to oval; bright red skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; creamy white flesh.... High yielding variety of medium size tubers. Tubers have very good red colour which is retained during storage. High specific gravity."

ADIRONDACK RED - "oblong to long, slightly flattened, purplish-red-skinned tubers with shallow eyes and pink to red flesh. Excellent flavor. Good for boiling, mashing, pan frying, salads and microwaving. Color may leach out during boiling but not with other cooking methods." See also: Tucker Farms.

ALASKA RED - "medium yield of oval, red tubers; medium maturity, good for tablestock, low tuber solids." Tubers have red skin and white flesh. See also: European Cultivated Potato Database; Dearborn, Am. Potato J. 54:365-369 (1977).

ALL RED (CRANBERRY RED) - "Large, round tubers with smooth cranberry-red skin and light-rose flesh even when cooked - boiled or roasted." See also: Wood Prairie Farm.

AMA ROSA (PORO1PG22-1) - "Released as AmaRosa in 2010. It is a mid season specialty potato with red skin and red flesh. This selection is unique among commercially available varieties as the fingerling-shaped tubers have very high culinary quality. Tubers are ideal for microwaving, frying or baking. Chips made from AmaRosa retain their rosy color and resist fading."

AMOROSA - Large, red-skinned, long-oval tubers with pale yellow flesh.

ASTERIX - Tubers are "oblong; flaky red skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical, slightly prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.... High to very high yielding variety. Tubers are uniform in shape and have a rather good resistance to internal bruising and hollow heart. Good storability. High to very high dry matter content." See also: Potatoes Netherlands.

AXONA - Red-skinned, cream-fleshed, oval tubers; moderately high specific gravity.

BARTINA - Large red-skinned tubers with yellow flesh.

BATOCHE - Tubers are "round-oblong, moderately large, uniform; smooth bright red skin; medium-deep eyes darker red than the skin; 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."

BILDTSTAR - "round, red, smooth to medium smooth skin; yellow flesh; shallow eyes to rather shallow eyes." See also: HZPC.

BRISE DU NORD - Tubers are "round to oval; smooth red skin; shallow to moderately shallow eyes, well distributed; eyebrows very slightly prominent; white flesh.... High yielding variety; large tubers of attractive appearance. Medium dry matter content. Medium dormancy period." Primary use: boiling.

BRORA - "Very tall, semi-erect, intense local colour on stems. Numerous, small, red violet flowers, oval tubers, smooth, red skin, cream flesh." Early maincrop variety for the crisping market.

BROWNELL - An Australian variety, "Brownell is a medium to late maturing cultivar with round, brownish-pink tubers, medium to deep eyes, and white flesh. The tubers are excellent for boiling, but baking quality is somewhat inferior."

CALRED - Tubers are "round; bright red skin; shallow eyes; white to cream flesh.... High set of uniform size and shape tubers." Primary use: boiling.

CARIBE - Tubers are "oblong, thick, narrowing at the bud end; smooth red-purple skin or heavily stippled red-purple on a tan background; numerous medium-deep eyes the same colour as the skin or deep indigo; creamy white flesh. High yielding variety; attractive appearance; widely adapted; easily topkilled; grades well with few culls; stores well. High total solids." Primary uses: Fresh market, boiling, and chipping.

CELINE - "Oval-long tubers, shallow eyes, skin red, light yellow flesh." General purpose, early harvest variety.

CHERIE - "A firm fleshed waxy textured salad variety."

CHERRY RED - Tubers are "oval; smooth red skin; shallow eyes, moderately numerous and evenly distributed; non prominent eyebrows; white flesh. Medium to high yielding variety; slightly sensitive to metribuzin; moderately resistant to drought. Tubers are moderately sensitive to growth cracks, second growth and black spot bruise. Good storability with few problems and minimal sprouting. Medium dry matter content. Medium dormancy period (6 months)." Primary uses: baking and boiling.

CHIEFTAIN - "Tubers are oblong to round, medium thick with a smooth, medium red skin and white flesh.... attractive and well suited for the table stock market. Processing quality for chips and french fries is not acceptable." "Highly resistant to scab and resistant to net necrosis, stem-end browning and late blight.... eveloped in 1966 by USDA and Iowa. It is a well regarded red-skinned, white-fleshed variety." See also: CFIA.

CLEOPATRA - Fresh market potato; tubers are "oval, red, smooth skin; pale yellow flesh; shallow eyes."

COLORADO ROSE - "Medium maturing, oval to round red. Primary use: fresh market."

CORALIE - Tubers are " long to oval, shallow eyes, skin red, yellow flesh."

DESIREE - Tubers are "oval, rather regular, shallow eyes, red skin, yellow flesh. Very popular gourmet variety, especially in Europe. See also: Potatoes Netherlands; CFIA; Garden Action (UK).

DURANGO RED - "Durango Red is a medium maturing potato cultivar. ...attractive dark red-skinned cultivar, suitable for the fresh market."

EARLY ROSE - Tubers are "Flattened oval, rather regular, shallow to half-sunken eyes, distributed over the whole surface of the tuber, pale pink skin, white flesh, sometimes rosy vascular ring." See also: Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions from N.C. State.

FRANCELINE - Tubers are "very long", red skin, yellow flesh. See also: Pomuni.

FRENCH FINGERLING - "The French fingerling is a petit, sleek and slender heirloom potato. Its rose colored skin is thin and smooth. Its flesh, a marbling of pink and ivory, is succulent, firm and waxy. It has a robust, earthy and buttery flavor when cooked. The entire potato is edible and the average size in length is 2 to 3 inches."

GARNET CHILI/CHILE - Late-season. Round tubers with light-red skin and moist, firm, white flesh. Good storage. Good resistance to scab. Large, tall plants.... perhaps the most important variety in North American potato growing. It is an 1853 seedling of the Rough Purple Chile procured by The Rev. Chauncey Goodrich from South America in 1851 in a attempt to stave off the then on-going problem of potato degeneration. Off spring of the Garnet Chili subsequently produced a vast percentage of the most successful potato varieties of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries." On Garnet Chile's role as founding clone, see the article by Stephen L. Love: "Founding Clones, Major Contributing Ancestors, and Exotic Progenitors of Prominent North American Potato Cultivars", published in Am. J. of Potato Res. 76(5):263-272.

HARLEQUIN - Particolored-red skin, light-yellow flesh, very long tubers; early maincrop salad potato.

HUCKLEBERRY - "Berry red skin and light rose flesh."

IDA ROSE - "IdaRose (A82705-1R) is a medium to late maturing selection with bright red skin and round tuber type for the fresh market. It is high yielding, has excellent eye appeal, and good culinary quality. It has long dormancy and can be used directly from the field or sold after storage." Also spelled Idarose, IdaRose. See also: Am. J. Potato Res. 79:79-84 (2002).

INCA DAWN - Particolored-red skin, deep-yellow flesh, long-oval tubers; late maincrop salad potato.

INCA SUN - "Many, very long, parti-coloured red tubers with medium depth eyes and deep yellow flesh." Late maincrop specialty potato.

IRENE - Tubers are "round, red, rough skin; pale yellow flesh; rather shallow eyes." Primary use: Fresh market.

KERR'S PINK - Red skin, white to light yellow flesh, See also: LovePotatoes (UK); Gourmet Britain.

KONDOR - Tubers are "oval-long" wih red skin and light yellow flesh. See also: European Cultivated Potato Database.

KUFRI LALIMA - Red-skinned, yellow-fleshed, round tubers. Good storage quality.

KUFRI SINDHURI - Large tubers with red skin and yellow, waxy-textured flesh. Good keepers.

KURODA - Tubers are "oval, red, medium rough skin; fairly yellow flesh; rather shallow eyes." Primary use: Fresh market.

LA ROUGE - "Mid-season. Round tubers with bright-red skin, medium-deep eyes and moist, firm flesh. Good storage. High resistance to scab. Medium-sized spreading plants." Also known as: LaRouge. See also: Am. Potato J. 40:130-132 (1963).

LADY BALFOUR - "Oval tubers, medium eyes, skin parti-coloured red, flesh white." Late maincrop, general purpose potato; favored in Britain by organic agriculturalists.

LADY ROSETTA - Tubers are " round; flaky red skin; shallow eyes, moderately numerous and evenly distributed; moderately prominent eyebrows; cream to light yellow flesh.... High yielding variety of attractive appearance, very uniform in size; rather susceptible to internal bruising. Short dormancy period; very high dry matter." Primary uses: boiling, baking, and chipping. See also: Potatoes Netherlands.

MAZAMA (NDO2686-6R) is an early maturing clone with oval, bright red skinned tubers suitable for table use and the red-skinned creamer market." See also: Am. J. Potato Res 78:383-387 (2001).

MIMI- Light-red skinned, yellow-fleshed, round tubers, early harvest salad potato.

MODOC - "Modoc (NDO4300-1R) is an early maturing, round to oval, red skinned clone suitable for fresh market use." See also: "Modoc: A potato variety with bright red skin and early maturity for fresh market" (Am. J. Potato Res. 80:235-240 [2003]).

MOZART- Tubers are "oval, very uniform shaped tubers with distinct yellow eyes and a attractive sunrise red skin.Yellow flesh colour. Allow enough time between top kill and harvest to promote skin set. Mozart has a long dormancy and stores well."

NORDONNA - "First selected in 1982 from a cross between North Dakota advanced selections ND206-1R x ND821-6R. The cultivars Bison, Norchief and Chieftain are in its ancestry. It was tested as ND1871-3R and was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station on April 28, 1995.... Dark red tubers are oval to round-oblong with shallow and well distributed eyes; tuber flesh is white." See also: Am. Potato J. 74:1 (1997), 31-38, "NorDonna: A red-skinned potato cultivar with wide adaptibility" by Novy et al.

NORLAND - Tubers are "medium oblong, slightly flattened, medium thick; smooth red skin; shallow eyes; white flesh.... High yielding variety, adapts well to different soils. Sensitive to drought, susceptible to skinning and bruising if harvested before maturity; washes well at maturity. Stores well even though the dormancy period is short. Seldom produces tubers that are irregular in shape, knobby or growth cracked. Tubers are not subject to internal defects like hollow heart, internal necrosis and vascular discoloration. Low total solids.... Norland Dark Red, Red Norland and New Red Norland are selected clones with a darker red color." Primary uses: boiling, French frying, fresh chipping. Also known as Dark Red Norland. See also: Tucker Farms (Norland Dark Red); PAA; Johansen et al., Am. Potato J. 36:12-15 (1959).

OAC RUBY GOLD - Tubers are red-skinned and yellow-fleshed. Primary use: fresh market in Ontario, Canada. See also: Am. Potato J. 73:301-304, "OAC Ruby Gold: A new red-skinned yellow fleshed table potato cultivar" by Ali-Khan et al..

OAC TEMAGAMI - Tubers are red-skinned and white-fleshed; round; high specific gravity. Primary use: fresh market in Ontario, Canada. See also: Am. Potato J. 73:305-308, "OAC Temagami: A new red-skinned white fleshed table potato cultivar" by Ali-Khan et al.

OSPREY - Short-oval tubers, red parti-colored skin, cream flesh. See also: British Potato Council.

PARAMOUNT - "Paramount is a very high yielding red skin white flesh variety producing large even sized tubers." See also: Agricrop.

PINK EYE - "Also known as Southern Gold, this pretty potato has a creamy yellow flesh that tends to be waxy with a nutty flavour." See also: Woolworths of Australia.

PINK PEARL - Tubers are "oval, smooth, medium size; pink skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; white flesh.... High yielding variety; high tuber set; good storability; medium specific gravity. Wide spacing (up to 46 cm) has increased marketable yields; tubers separate readily from stolons." Primary uses: boiling and baking.

RAJA - Tubers are "oval, red, medium rough skin; fairly yellow flesh; shallow eyes to rather shallow eyes."

RED CLOUD - "Dark red skin, multiple disease resistance, average yields, madium maturity." See also: O'Keefe et al., Am. Potato J. 70:301-307 (1993).

RED COMPANION (W 1100-R) - Tubers are "large, red-skinned, white-fleshed and round-oval in shape. Red Companion shows better yield, fewer internal defects, better chip color, higher solids (allowing frying and baking) and greater resistance to blight than the most similar current variety, Dark Red Norland." See also: Am. J. Potato Res. 79:133-137 (2002).

RED DALE - Also known as 'Reddale.' "Prolific, large, early potato with bright red skin and great-tasting white flesh and disease resistance." See also: Wood Prairie Farm.

RED GOLD - Rose red skin, deep yellow flesh.

RED LA SODA - Tubers are "elliptical to slightly oblong; bright deep red skin; medium-deep, wide eyes; white flesh.... High yielding variety of attractive appearance. Resistant to tipburn, and to wind, heat and drought damage; some resistance to mechanical bruising. Slightly susceptible to hollow heart and growth cracks. Wide adaptation, grows well in both southern and northern areas. Medium specific gravity; good storability with medium dormancy." Primary uses: boiling, baking, chipping, French frying. Also spelled Red LaSoda. See also: PAA.

RED LADY - A main crop, red skinned potato. "Long oval tubers with shallow eyes and yellow flesh. High drought tolerance and high resistance to second growth."

RED MAGIC - The tubers of 'Red Magic' have a short oval to oval shape with eyes that are shallow to medium in depth. Tuber flesh is cream coloured."

RED PEARL - "Consistently produces uniform tubers with a round-oval shape, deep red skin and white flesh." See also: "Red Pearl: A New Gourmet Red Potato Variety" (Am. J. Potato Res. 81:209-214 [2004]).

RED PONTIAC - Tubers are "oblong to round; smooth, sometimes netted, red skin; medium deep eyes; white flesh." See also: PAA. Also known as Dakota Chief.

RED RUBY - "Red Ruby is a mid-season red variety for the fresh market. It yields well and has excellent color.... Tubers are round to blocky and dark red. The skin is smooth but sometimes slightly netted.... Red Ruby was selected from the progeny of a cross between Bison x MN11.76-1. It was tested as MN13035 and released by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and Department of Horticultural Science in 1994."

RED SCARLETT - Tubers are "oval, red, medium rough skin; pale yellow flesh; shallow eyes."

RED SUNSET (AO93487-2R) - "A new OSU (Oregon State Univ.) line released in 2009, Red Sunset (AO93487-2R) produces high marketable yield with excellent fresh market quality. It outperforms Dark Red Norland and Red LaSoda in the percentage number ones and skin color ratings. This bright red skinned, mid to early maturing variety also has high Vitamin C and Iron content."

RED THUMB - A fingerling potato with "brilliant red skin and unusual red flesh." See also: Maine Potato Lady.

REDSEN - Tubers are "round to oblong; thin, smooth bright red skin; shallow eyes; slightly curved eyebrows; white flesh.... Medium to high yielding variety; very bright red tubers that hold their color in storage. Tubers are susceptible to bruising, therefore special care should be taken at harvest and handling into storage. Variety relatively free of hollow heart and other internal defects. High dry matter content. Short dormancy period." "Attractive bright red smooth thin skin retains its color well. Moist flesh is great braised with olive oil, chicken broth and a little salt. Serve with tossed salad and fresh shell beans." Primary uses: baking. See also: "Redsen: A new bright red-skinned potato cultivar." (Am. J. Potato Res. 61:549-555).

REDSTAR - Tubers are "round to oval, red, medium rough skin; fairly yellow flesh; very shallow eyes." Primary use: Fresh market.

RODEO - Tubers are "long-oval, red, smooth to medium smooth skin; pale yellow flesh; very shallow eyes." Primary use: Fresh market. Also spelled: Rodéo. See also: HZPC.

ROMANO - Tubers are "round to oval, red, smooth skin; yellowish-white flesh; moderately deep eyes." Primary use: Fresh market.

ROSABELLE - Tubers are "oval to long" with red skin and yellow flesh." Primary use: Fresh market.

ROSE FINN APPLE - An heirloom fingerling potato with "rose-blushed beige skin and deep yellow flesh, occasional airplanes or second growth distinguish this very fine fingerling. ...this potato’s exquisite flavor and cooking qualities set it apart." See also: Seed Savers Exchange.

ROSE GOLD - "The best of the red-skinned golden-fleshed potatoes."

ROSELYS - Tubers are "round to oval; smooth pink skin; shallow to medium-deep eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; white flesh.... High yielding variety; large tubers; short dormancy period; medium specific gravity." Primary uses: boiling and French frying.

ROSEVAL - "An early maincrop salad variety bred in France and first market in UK in 1950. Roseval produces long oval tubers with a deep red skin and a medium yellow, waxy flesh." Primary use: Fresh market. See also: European Cultivated Potato Database, LovePotatoes (UK).

ROSINE- Tubers are "oval to long," red skin, light yellow flesh. "Good to very good" storage ability. Primary use: Fresh market.

RUBIS - "Rubis is an early to medium early variety, productive and adapted to European and Mediterranean areas. It produces big tubers with nice presentation." Primary use: Fresh market. See also: European Cultivated Potato Database.

RUBY CRESCENT - "The Ruby Crescent fingerling potato is a slender roughly elongated fingerling variety with a blush rose hued thin skin and firm, waxy, moisture-rich yellow colored flesh."

SANGRE - Tubers are "oval to oblong; smooth deep red skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.... High yielding variety. Medium to long dormancy period. Medium specific gravity. Good storability, good retention of red skin color.... Resistant to second growth; rarely exhibits hollow heart, internal discoloration or blackspot. Adapted to irrigated areas of the west." Primary uses: boiling and baking. See also: PAA; Twomey et al., Am. Potato J. 59:435-439.

SARPO MIRA - "Tall, erect stems, entire colour. Large open  leaf.  Medium red violet flowers, large white tips.  Long oval tubers, red skin, yellow eyes" with white flesh. Late maincrop, general purpose potato developed in Hungary. See also: Thompson & Morgan.

SEBASTIAN - "High yielding parti-colored variety with drought resistance. Suitable for the table market."

STEMSTER - "Stemster gives a high yield of bold, red skinned tubers and shows good drought and heat tolerance ...light yellow flesh."

SUNRISE - Tubers are "round to oblong, moderatly smooth; netted buff skin; medium deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.... High yielding variety; tubers bulk rapidly; susceptible to pressure bruising; good storability; high specific gravity." Skin is splotched with red. Primary use: Early fresh market and chipping.

SUNSET - Red-skinned, medium yellow-fleshed, oval-long tubers; maincrop, good disease resistance.

SYMFONIA - Tubers are "oval to oblong; smooth red skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; eyebrows slightly prominent; light yellow flesh.... High to very high yielding variety; high number of tubers per plant; very good resistance to external damage; good storability; high dry matter content." Primary use: Fresh market.

TASMAN - "An Australian selection, released in 1974, Tasman is a useful, all-purpose, mid-season type with bright pink tubers, fairly shallow red eyes and white flesh."

TerraRosa (PORO1PG20-12) - "It is a mid season specialty potato with red skin and red flesh. This selection is unique among commercially available varieties for the oblong tubers have very high culinary quality. Tubers are ideal for microwave, frying or baking. Chips made from TerraRosa retain their rosy color and resist fading."

VALES SOVEREIGN - Red parti-colored skin, cream flesh, oval-long tubers, general-purpose maincrop potato.

VIKING - Tubers are "round to oblong; smooth red skin; shallow eyes; very white flesh.... High yielding, tubers size early. Close spacing (16 to 20 cm) and proper timing of planting, vine killing and harvesting is needed to control second growth and the production of oversized and rough tubers. Drought resistant, tolerant to adverse weather conditions." Primary use: Fresh market, boiling, baking. See also: PAA; Am. Potato. J. 41:253-255 (1964).

WARBA - Tubers are "round; buff skin, frequently with reddish areas around the eyes; deep red eyes; white flesh.... High yielding variety; low specific gravity." Primary use: Fresh market, boiling, baking.

WINEMA - "Winema (NDO2438-6R) is an early maturing, round to oval, red-skinned clone suitable for table use.  It produces lower total yields than Red LaSoda and Dark Red Norland but similar marketable yields with a higher percentage of small, high-value tubers, and significantly fewer culls." See also: Am. J. Potato Res. 78:371-376 (2001).

WYRED - A red-skinned, white-fleshed variety released by Nebraska in 1967. See also: Am. Potato J. 45:33-35 (1968).

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