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A Potato By Any Other Name

Laker Bakers, Zebra Potatoes, Pinto Potatoes, all working names for an experimental potato variety we've been tasked to test market by a breeder that I met a while back at a local potato trial.  I would reveal the breeder's name but, well, I'd have to, well, you know.  Last year's trial was small and we didn't get enough information so we decided this year to try plant a bit more.  The acreage planted, and the amount yielded, was relatively small but so far, I'd have to say that the response has been very enthusiastic!  So here's the deal, we need any of you who have tried (fill in any of the working names) to give us any and all feedback you might have.  What was your first impression?  How did you prepare it?  Most importantly, how did you like it?  Post your thoughts in the comment section of this blog or email us at  We will convey your thoughts to our breeding partner and maybe next year this very unique potato will have a proper name.  It's in your hands!

Reader Comments (3)

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that they look FANTASTIC.. and the review on The Kitchn was intriguing to say the least... wish you guys could reach India :)
I was thinking of Dusty Crowns (cos they remind me of the old purple n gold covered crowns of the kings n queens of england
Or Royal Plums - again a spin on the gold n purple crowns
Or Purple Patch - a play on the cabbage patch kids
Or Golden Eyes - for the lil coins of gold on the purple body

p.s. I also do LOVE zebra potatoes - it sounds so right when u look at them :)

Have fun naming them

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShabnam Menon

Milka Potato like the purple cow Milka Chocolate.

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRafael Mantesso

We tried these last year--was so excited to get them again today! Last year we took them on a camping trip and roasted them in foil over the campfire, then put them in a bowl and served chili over them. Sooooo good!

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMara

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