Aug 20, 2020RPE to release premium red potato variety, Golden Red, this fall
After years of trials, RPE’s new premium red potato variety — Golden Red — will become available to consumers this fall.
Golden Reds are a “superior stunners” with “vibrant red skin with a rich yellow interior and sweet creamy taste,” according to a press release from RPE.
“I truly believe this potato was built for potato salad, it’s phenomenal in that application,” said research chef Chris McAdams. “Once it’s cooked, it holds its shape and texture much better than comparable potatoes. When you cut it after boiling it doesn’t break apart or get grainy, which is what makes it ideal for a potato salad.”
McAdams also recommends consumers prepare this potato either boiled, roasted or fried. “These methods highlight the creamy texture and sweet, mildly-earthy flavor.”
This potato variety started out in the Netherlands where it showed early promise based on yield, internal and external quality as well as disease and insect resistance. Likewise, the variety performed well in growing regions of the U.S. and Canada. Sensory testing showed that not only does the Golden Red taste better than standard, mainstream red potatoes; its internal and external appearance outshines its commodity counterpart.
Golden Red is an RPE exclusive varietal. This variety will be available this fall in a three-pound, poly light-blocker, bilingual bag.
More information can be found at RPE’s website.
Based in Bancroft, Wisconsin, RPE is a second-generation family farm and a year-round grower/shipper potatoes and onions.