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Midnight Moon Potatoes
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Midnight Moon potatoes are round and medium in size, approximately 7 centimeters in diameter. Its skin is dark purple with deep-set eyes and bright white and tan freckles. Its flesh is tender, bright yellow, and moist. When cooked, Midnight Moon potatoes boast a creamy and robust flavor.
Midnight Moon potatoes are available year-round.
The Midnight Moon potato, botanically classified as Solanum tuberosum 'Midnight Moon,' is a new variety hailing from Colorado. It belongs to the Solanaceae, or nightshade family of plants. Its name was inspired by the full “hunter’s moon” of October.
Midnight Moon potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, B6, iron, and fiber
Midnight Moon potatoes are best suited for cooked applications such as baking, mashing, and boiling. Its high moisture content makes it ideal for roasts, salads, and casseroles and it does not lose its color once cooked. Midnight Moon potatoes pair well with shallots, zucchini, goat cheese, lemon, corn, and red meats. Store Midnight Moon potatoes in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Midnight Moon potatoes were created to meet the demand for multi-colored potatoes that contain an increased number of antioxidants and are high yielding. RPE Produce, the co-creator of Midnight Moon potatoes, has been breeding and developing potato varieties for the American commercial market for 60 years. RPE produce does not have sole ownership of the Midnight Moon and no longer produces the variety at this time.
The Midnight Moon potato was developed at Colorado State University by Professor David Holm, and RPE produce. It is a “half-sibling” to the Masquerade potato, a unique cultivar that features stripes of purple and beige. The Midnight Moon potato was released in 2014 and is extremely difficult to find outside of home gardens.
Recipes that include Midnight Moon Potatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
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