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Blushing Violet Potatoes
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This item was last sold on : 05/05/18
Blushing Violet potatoes are small, round to oval in shape, and have thin, white skin with patches of purple. The painted appearance on the surface is mirrored in the multi-colored white and violet flesh. Blushing Violet potatoes have a smooth, buttery taste.
Blushing Violet potatoes are available in the winter months.
Blushing Violet potatoes, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum ‘Blushing Violet’, were a new variety of bite-sized potatoes created from RPE Produce, a potato and onion breeding company with locations across the United States. This variety is currently not in production, and the seeds are proprietary to RPE and not available for purchase.
Blushing Violet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, and the antioxidant, anthocyanin.
Blushing Violet potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as frying, boiling, sautéing, and roasting. A popular choice is also potato chipping because they retain their color when cooked. Keep Blushing Violet potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place for up to a month. Storing Blushing Violet potatoes in the refrigerator will cause the starches to convert to sugars, and the spud will lose some of its taste and nutrient value.
RPE Produce has been breeding and developing potato and onion varieties for the American commercial market for 60 years. The popularity of several variegated cultivars in Europe spurred the company to create more proprietary, multi-colored types, like the Blushing Violet.
Blushing Violet potatoes were first introduced to American markets in 2015 and were bred and developed by RPE Produce under their Tasteful Selections brand. In 2017, the dual-colored potatoes were spotted at farmer’s markets in Southern California, but currently, in 2018, this variety is not in production.