They have a firm texture when cooked.
They are grown in places such as Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria.
Arran Banner Potatoes were bred in 1927 by a Donald MacKelvie from Aran, Scotland.
At the end of December 1947, Seán F. Lemass, the Irish Minister for Industry and Commerce, set the price in Ireland of Arran Banner potatoes at 2 pounds cheaper per ton than other potatoes. Ireland was still operating under the “Emergency Powers Order” that had been passed in 1939 for the Second World War.