The round shape makes it easy to peel.
These are waxy potatoes.
Good for boiling when a new potato; when older and more mature, good for mashed potato and chips. Not overly great as a baked potato.
Brownell Potatoes were developed in America, possibly before 1880 and possibly had the name “Adirondack.”
The potato was given the name “Brownell” in Australia at the turn of the 1900s.
They were popular particularly in Tasmania, because they were more resistant to blight than other potato varieties at the time.
Brownell Potatoes. http://www.pcproduce.com.au/Brownell Retrieved September 2013.
Brownell. http://taspotatoes.com.au/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5 . Retrieved September 2013.
“… the Marketing Board contended that the Brownell potato today was the best in the market in Australia.” Brownell Potato. Best in Australia. Reply to Criticism. Hobart, Tasmania: The Mercury. 26 March 1936. Page 2.