Rooster potato

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Rooster is a red-skinned, yellow-fleshed cultivar of potato, duller in colour than the 'Désirée', with floury yellow flesh.[1] It is uniformly roundish in shape with shallow eyes making it easy to peel. It is a general-purpose potato. It can be boiled, mashed, chipped, roasted, steamed and baked. It was originally bred at the Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre in Carlow, Ireland by Harry Kehoe.[2] In 2004, 'Rooster' potatoes accounted for 38% of the total potato production in the Republic of Ireland.[3]

Potato 'Rooster'
SpeciesSolanum tuberosum
BreederHarry Kehoe, Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre
OriginCarlow, Ireland


  1. ^ "Rooster". European Cultivated Potato Database. Retrieved 9 January 2007.
  2. ^ "He was the Harry Potter of Potatoes!". Colraine Times. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Irish Potato Census" (PDF). Retrieved 8 January 2015.