Tenace Potato

(Solanum tuberosum)

Tenace Potato, Canadian crop

The Potato Research Centre at Fredericton, New Brunswick recently celebrated its 100th birthday.  The Tenace, a relatively new potato variety having been released in 2010,  came from this breeding programme.  Dr. Richard Tarn takes the kudos for this great new introduction. It’s a late season potato with a lovely russet skin and creamy flesh.  

New Brunswick is full-on potato country — it is, after all, the home of McCain Foods and this cultivar is excellent for French fry processing.  The good news is that it’s also an excellent baker.  Scrub it, wrap it in foil and toss it on the barbecue…only a little butter needed to finish it perfectly.   I’d even be tempted to try it in an Island Potato Salad! 

Image courtesy of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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Author: Anita

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