The purple can be darker or lighter with patches of tan, but it goes pale in storage.
Despite being a purple-skinned potato, the potato is floury, and makes very good mash.
It is also good for potato chips (aka crisps in the UK.)
Caribe Potatoes were developed in 1969 by Hielke de Jong, a native of Holland and D. A. Young for Agriculture Canada at its Research Station in Fredericton, New Brunswick from a cross between two potatoes referred to as “F55066” and “USDA X96-56.”
During development, the potato was referred to as “F69026.”