Bloomer potato

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SpeciesSolanum tuberosum
OriginCo. Clare, Ireland, 1936

Bloomer is a potato variety. Bloomers produce round purplish-blue tubers with fairly deep eyes. Flesh is cream coloured.

It was first recorded in 1936 by Davidson as being at that time a very old variety that was being grown in Co. Clare.

Produces an abundance of beautiful white flowers, which presumably helped name the variety.[1] Davidson (1936) described this as an old variety found growing in the Midlands of Ireland but of no commercial value. Noted by Kehoe (1986) as being unique to the Irish potato collection. [2]


  1. ^ Irish seed savers 2010 seed catalogue
  2. ^ "Potato Varieties of Historical Interest in Ireland" (PDF). Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Retrieved 14 January 2011.