Orion Potatoes This page first published: Apr 6, 2005 · Modified: May 18, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2020 · This post may contain affiliate links · This blog generates income via ads · Orion are knobbly potatoes with light-buff skin. These are floury potatoes, with good flavour. History Notes Orion Potatoes were developed by a Dr T.P. MacIntosh in the UK in the late 1940s.