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Irish Cobbler Potatoes

Irish Cobbler Potatoes are round, with blunt ends and buff skin. Deep eyes in their surfaces can make them hard to peel.

Inside, they have white flesh that bruises easily.

They are marketed as for direct to consumer sales.

The plant delivers high yields in an early harvest.

These are floury potatoes.

They are popular in Japan.

In the West, they are mostly grown by home gardeners now.

Cooking Tips

Very good for mash.

History Notes

Despite their name, Irish Cobbler Potatoes were developed in America, possibly as a sport from Early Rose potatoes.

Released 1876; re-released 1946.

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Also called:

Danshakuimo (Japanese)


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