Blue & Purple

Originally from South America, these potatoes are becoming popular in the United States. Primarily available in the fall, they certainly add color to a favorite dish — and a subtle nutty flavor. To keep that dark blue or lavender flesh colorful, be sure to microwave, steam or bake the purple potato.

  • All Blue

    • Usage: Fresh market or chipping potato with a low specific gravity (averaging 1.062). Makes great mashed potatoes, gnocchi and salads.
    • Tuber Appearance: Oblong potato with blue to purple skin and mottled blue to purple flesh.
  • Caribe

    • Usage: Fresh market potato that is harvested in mid-fall and has good storage quality. Makes great salads and home fries.
    • Tuber Appearance: Small round potato with deep purple skin and purple flesh.