Published online: Dec 16, 2011 Seed Potatoes
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Potato industry officials are touting the health benefits of three colorful new varieties developed by the Tri-State Potato Research and Breeding Program in the U.S. Huckleberry Gold is a fresh potato with purple skin and waxy, yellow flesh. Terra Rosa has rose-colored skin and flesh. Another variety soon to be released, A99331-2RY, has red-and-yellow speckled skin and yellow flesh.

A limited seed supply of all three varieties is available through the Potato Variety Management Institute. Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, has been pleased by the trend toward colorful potatoes and the nutritional options they afford consumers.

Huckleberry Gold (Source: PVMI)

Terra Rosa (Source: PVMI)