Kerr's Pink

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Kerr's Pink
Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Kerr's Pink'
Origin Cornhill, Scotland, 1907

Kerr's Pink is a potato cultivar in wide production in Ireland and the United Kingdom and many other countries. Although often quoted as an "Irish potato" (where it was introduced in 1917), the cultivar was actually created by J. Henry of Cornhill, Scotland, in 1907.

In 2002, it accounted for 25% of potato production in the Republic of Ireland[1] making it the nation’s second largest variety.

Kerr's Pink potatoes have a distinctive pink colour with deep eyes. They are quite floury and starchy. They are very good for mashing and boiling but can also be chipped.

Kerr's Pinks grow with many tubers and can catch potato blight very easily.


  1. ^ "Irish Potato Census" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-01-09. 

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