PORO1PG22-1 will be released as AmaRosa in 2010. It is a mid season specialty potato with red skin and red flesh. This selection is unique among commercially available varieties as the fingerling-shaped tubers have very high culinary quality. Tubers are ideal for microwaving, frying or baking. Chips made from AmaRosa retain their rosy color and resist fading.
Tubers are smooth with shallow eyes that are well distributed on of the tuber. It produces lower yields than Dark Red Norland and Red LaSoda in regional specialty trials conducted in 2006 and 2007.
AmaRosa needs to be handled gently to prevent skinning during harvest. It has few surface blemishes but brown center and hollow heart are rare.
AmaRosa has medium storage capability and medium to high fertility requirements. It has been found to be susceptible to Metribuzin.
Dick Bedlington Farms, LLC Washington State
Ebe Farms, LLC. Washington State
Other US Growers
Gunnels Farms, Inc. Colorado
Rockey Farm LLC. Colorado
Bartlett Farms Maine
Thibodeau Homestead Maine
Valley Tissue Culture, Inc. Minnesota
Holbrook Seed Potatoes LLC Montana
Jackson - Brush Plant Lab, Montana
Childstock Farms, Inc. New York
Eagle Creek Farms Inc, Alberta
Great North Seed Potatoes Ltd Alberta
Haskett Growers (1941) Ltd Manitoba