Mar 17, 2016
PEI company debuts Rooster potatoes

W.P. Griffin Inc. of P.E.I., Canada has debuted its Rooster potatoes. The release coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, as the variety was originally developed in Ireland.

The company launched the new variety by partnering with Sobeys to offer free in-store samples in all Sobeys stores in Atlantic Canada on March 17.

Here’s more from W.P. Griffin General Manager John Griffin on CBC News:

It’s the number one potato in all of the United Kingdom, Griffin added, and he believes it will prove popular on P.E.I. as well.

“It is a dry potato with a nutty taste,” said Griffin.

“I think Islanders like dry potatoes. So this is like a red potato with a dry skin. They are great for baking and mashing, just like Russets, and this potato has a really nice, unique flavour.”

W.P.Griffin has grown about 81 hectares, or 200 acres, of the potato variety so far.


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