Creamer potato

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A creamer potato is a variety of potato harvested before it matures to keep it small and tender. It is generally either a Yukon Gold potato or a Red potato, called gold creamers[1] or red creamers respectively, and measures approximately one inch in diameter.[2]

The skin of creamer potatoes is waxy and high in moisture content, and the flesh contains a lower level of starch than other potatoes, which makes it suitable for boiling.[2]

There is ongoing research into the optimal production of creamer potatoes.[3]


  1. ^ "Calories in Fresh Direct Gold Creamer Potato". The Daily Plate, LLC. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Creamer Potato". Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  3. ^ Carrera, Lidia M.; Ronald D. Morse; Beth L. Hima; Aref A. Abdul-Baki; Kathleen G. Haynes; John R. Teasdale. "A conservation-tillage, cover-cropping strategy and economic analysis for creamer potato production". Retrieved 2008-07-18.