These are the potato varieties grown in South Australia. They have differing dry content matter and specific gravity, which means that each variety has an ideal cooking method and consumer use. There are two main types of potato: floury which are better for baking, mashing, frying, roasting and making perfect golden chips; and waxy which are higher in moisture and low in starch. They retain their shape throughout boiling and are excellent for salads, soups and casseroles.

Detailed grower information including agronomic attributes, pest and disease resistance and other specifications will be added to this page.

Atlantic

Atlantic

Qualities: Round shape, buff-coloured skin, white flesh and deep eyes
Availability: Mid-season
Ideal Use: Australia's major crisping and chipping potato variety
Origin: United States of America.
Photo courtesy of: www.agriculturesource.com

Bintje

BINTJE

Qualities: Waxy, yellow flesh and a long shelf life
Availability: Mid-season
Ideal Use: Frying, salads
Origin: The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: www.diggers.com.au

Bison

Bison

Qualities: Round, dark red to purple skin, white flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Mash, boiling
Origin: United States of America.
Photo courtesy of: www.potatogarden.com

Carisma

Carisma

Qualities: Only certified low GI (55), oval shape and white skin
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Boiling, mashing, salads
Origin: Australia

Coliban

coliban

Qualities: Round shape, white skin and white flesh
Availability: Late season
Ideal Use: Boiling, chipping, baking
Origin: Australia.
Photo courtesy of: www.sapotatoco.com.au

Desiree

Desiree

Qualities: Round shape, pink skin and pale yellow waxy flesh
Availability: Mid to late season
Ideal Use: Boiling, roasting, mashing, gnocchi
Origin: The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: lucys.co.nz

Dutch Cream

DutchCreams

Qualities: Large oval shape, yellow waxy flesh, thin skin and a rich, buttery taste
Availability: Late to early season
Ideal Use: Mashing, boiling, roasting, baking, pureed
Origin: The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: www.farmhousedirect.com.au

Eureka

Eureka

Qualities: Oval shape, cream skin, white flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Mashing, chipping, roasting
Origin: Australia.
Photo courtesy of: www.moraitis.com.au

Exton

Exton Potatoes

Qualities: Creamy white skin, white flesh
Availability: Late season
Ideal Use: Frying
Origin: United States of America.
Photo courtesy of : www.tesselaar.net.au

Harmony

Harmony

Qualities: Round shape, smooth pale white skin, white flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Mashing, boiling, wedges
Origin: Scotland.
Photo courtesy of: www.epark.co.uk

Kennebec

Kennebec

Qualities: Oblong shape, white skin, white flesh
Availability: Early mid-season
Ideal Use: All purpose
Origin: United States of America

Kestrel

Kestrel

Qualities: Long oval shape, creamy flesh, white skin, purple or blue eyes
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Boiling, roasting, mashing, frying
Origin: United Kingdom.
Photo courtesy of: www.sapotatoco.com.au

King Edward

KingEdward

Qualities: Round to oval shape, floury texture, creamy white flesh, smooth pale skin with pink markings
Availability: Mid to late season
Ideal Use: Mashing, roasting, dry baking
Origin: United Kingdom.
Photo courtesy of: www.charliesfruitmarket.com

Kipfler

Kipfler

Qualities: Cigar shape, yellow skin, waxy flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Baking, boiling, salads
Origin:
The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: www.taspotatoes.com.au

Lady Christl

LadyChristl

Qualities: Small oval shape, cream skin, light yellow flesh
Availability: Early season
Ideal Use: Boiling
Origin: Scotland.
Photo courtesy of: grow2cook.blogspot.com.au

Maranca

Maranca

Qualities: Oval shape, white skin, golden flesh
Availability: Short Growing season
Ideal Use: Mashing, roasting, jacket, salads
Origin: The Netherlands

Mondial

Mondial

Qualities: Oval shape, pale yellow skin and flesh
Availability: Early season
Ideal Use: Salads, mashing, roasting
Origin: The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: www.stet.nl/en/

Mozart

Mozart

Qualities: Oval shape, red skin with white eyes, yellow flesh
Ideal Use: Mashing, baking
Origin: United Kingdom.
Photo courtesy of: conservationstudio.blogspot.com.au

Nadine

Nadine

Qualities: Short, oval shape, smooth creamy white skin, white flesh
Availability: All year
Best Cooking Methods: Boiling, salads
Origin: Caithness, Scotland

Nicola

Nicola

Qualities: Oblong shape, rich yellow skin, yellow buttery flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Salads, baking, boiling, gnocchi
Origin: The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: www.freshplaza.com

Otway Red

OTWAYRED

Qualities: Oval shape, red smooth skin, cream flesh
Availability: June to August
Ideal Use: Mashing, roasting, frying
Photo courtesy of: brisbanelocalfood.ning.com

Patrone

Patrone Potatoes

Qualities: Firm, light yellow skin and flesh
Availability: Mid to late seasons
Ideal Use: Roasting, baking, salads
Origin: Holland.
Photo courtesy of: saltcreekfarm.homestead.com

Pink eye (Southern Gold)

Pinkeye

Qualities: Waxy yellow flesh
Availability: Late in season
Ideal Use: Salads, boiling, steaming, baking
Origin: Australia.
Photo courtesy of: cookalmostanything.blogspot.com

Pink Fir Apple

PINK-FIR-APPLE

Qualities: Elongated shape, pale pink skin, firm, waxy
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Salads, boiling
Origin: France.
Photo courtesy of: www.crocus.co.uk

Pontiac

Pontiac

Qualities: Round shape, red skin, white flesh
Ideal Use: Boiling, chipping, baking
Origin: United States of America.
Photo courtesy of: www.taspotatoes.com.au

Red Rascal

RED-RASCAL

Qualities: Oval shape, dark red skin, clean white flesh
Ideal Use: Boiling, baking, mashing, roasting, frying
Photo courtesy of: lucys.co.nz

Royal Blue

RoyalBlue

Qualities: Long, oval, flattened shape, blue-purple skin, golden yellow flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: All purpose
Photo courtesy of: PHOTOLIBRARY.COM

Ruby Lou

RubyLou

Qualities: Oval shape, dark pink skin, white flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Roasting, boiling, frying
Origin: Australia.
Photo courtesy of: www.sapotatoco.com.au

Purple Congo

PURPLE-CONGO

Qualities: Oval shape, dark pink/purple skin, purple flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Mashing, steaming, boiling, salads
Origin: Australia

Russet Burbank

Russet-Burbank

Qualities: Large, elongated shape, white flesh, deep eyes
Availability: Late season
Ideal Use: Baking, roasting. Australia's major variety for French fries and wedges
Origin: United States of America.
Photo courtesy of: www.aspirerestaurant.wordpress.com

Savanna

Savanna Potatoes

Qualities: Oval, white skin, white flesh
Ideal Use: Boiling, Salad
Origin: Ireland. Photo courtesy of: www.eurogrow.co.nz

Sebago

Sebago-Potato

Qualities: Long oval shape, white skin, white flesh
Availability: Mid-season
Ideal Use: All Purpose. Used for crisping and French fries commercially.
Origin: United States of America.
Photo courtesy of: www.buyfruit.com.au

Sifra

Sifra

Qualities: Round shape, white smooth skin, creamy flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: All purpose
Origin: The Netherlands.
Photo courtesy of: www.potatoescanada.com

Toolangi Delight

TOOLANGI-DELIGHT

Qualities: Deeply dimpled purple skin, white flesh
Availability: Mid to early season
Ideal Use: Mashing, baking, frying, gnocchi
Origin: Australia.
Photo courtesy of: www.diggers.com.au

Virginia Rose

Virginia-Rose

Qualities: Oval shape, red skin, pale yellow flesh
Availability: All year
Ideal Use: Mashing
Origin: The Netherlands

White Star

White-Star

Qualities: Big oblong shape, cream smooth skin and flesh
Availability: September to November
Ideal Use: Mash, boil, roast, fry
Origin: Australia