Marfona

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Potato 'Marfona'
GenusSolanum
SpeciesSolanum tuberosum
Cultivar'Marfona'
OriginNetherlands, 1975

A Marfona is a potato cultivar with a moderately waxy texture. It originated in the Netherlands in 1975.[1] It has a light brown or yellow skin and a yellow to cream flesh,[2] and is a high yielding Second Early variety.[3]

Due to the potato having a strong flavour it is very good for use as baking, boiling and mashing.[2]

In England the cost is 25% lower (Sainsbury's & Iceland) than Maris Piper (£1.5 vs £2), although reasons unclear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marfona". European Cultivated Potato Database. Retrieved 2007-01-09.
  2. ^ a b Gardener's Guide to Growing Potatoes in the Vegetable Garden: Growing a potato garden for beginners or veterans (2015), p. 27, at Google Books
  3. ^ Romans, Alan. The Potato Book. London: Frances Lincoln. ISBN 0-7112-2479-X.