Adirondack Red

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Adirondack Red
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Adirondack Red potato tuber
Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Adirondack Red'
Origin United States, 2003

Adirondack Red Potato is a potato variety with red flesh and skin, bred by Cornell University potato breeders Robert Plaisted, Ken Paddock and Walter De Jong and released in 2004.

The Adirondack varieties are unusual because both the skin and the flesh are colored and have high levels of anti-oxidants.[1] They are described as "Early- to mid-season, medium- to high-yielding variety. Dark green decumbent to spreading vines bear oblong to long, slightly flattened, purplish-red-skinned tubers with shallow eyes and pink to red flesh."[2]

Adirondack Red was found to be susceptible to silver scurf disease as well as the golden cyst nematode. It was also found to have moderate resistance to common scab. [3]

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  1. ^ "Adirondack Red; a red fleshed, red-skinned, specialty potato variety". Cornell University. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners". Cornell University. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  3. ^ "ADIRONDACK RED" (PDF). NCSU. New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University. 2004. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 

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