They have buff or off-white skin with some purple blushes in it, and purple around the eyes. Occasionally, there is some russetting on the skin.
The potato was marketed as a dual purpose potato for both baking and boiling.
McIntrye Potatoes were developed before 1915.
In 1916, the potato constituted 70% of all the potatoes grown on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
It was popular before all-white potato varieties were introduced.