Mirton Pearl are uniformly-sized, oblong potatoes with smooth, white skin and white flesh.
Marketed as all-purpose for table use.
Not in commercial use (as of 2006.)
Mirton Pearl Potatoes were developed by Belfast, Ireland native Kenneth G. Proudfoot for Agriculture Canada at its St John’s West Research Station in St John’s, New Brunswick, Canada. They were developed from a cross between Mira potatoes and a potato referred to as “F53018.”
During development, the potato was referred to as “N135-55.”
Developed 1966. Released 1975.