Potatoes in Canada

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Pink potato among 16 new kinds of spuds

February 12, 2016, Fredericton, NB – Bright pink and purple are the hot new fashion colours for Spring 2016, for potatoes.

Every year the federal government releases new kinds of potatoes to the marketplace: the spuds that eventually end up sprouting in our gardens, turning golden in our deep fryers and mushed under our mashers.

This year, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has released 16 new kinds of potatoes, including one that may be better than the current standard French fry potato, the Russet Burbank. READ MORE