Rooster is a red-skinned cultivar of potato, duller in colour than the Désirée, with floury yellow flesh. It was originally bred at the Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre in Carlow by Harry Kehoe who was one of the top potato breeders at Oak Park Research Centre, Ireland.
It has become Ireland's number one variety of potato; in 2004, it accounted for 38% of Irish potato production.
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