Potatoes in Canada

Distinctive new spud coming to P.E.I.

February 23, 2016, West Prince, PEI – A West Prince potato farmer is hoping a new variety of spud with distinctive pink markings will be a big hit in Island stores, and eventually make its way to the U.S.

Johnny MacLean, from West Devon, bought the exclusive North American rights for the seed. But the potatoes didn't have a name – just a number. So he dubbed them Smilin' Eyes Irish Gold. READ MORE