Quick cooking potatoes on sale in time for Christmas roasts cook 25% faster
A QUICK cooking potato that saves roasting time this Christmas is on sale.
The Nemo – named after the clownfish from the Pixar movie Finding Nemo because of its striped markings – would taste better than the King Edward and Maris Piper.
But the spud also cooks 25% faster.
Developer Dr David Nelson, nicknamed Dr Potato, said, âWe were looking for a variety that not only tastes great, but also saves roasting time. “
Nemo, a cross between the fast-cooking Peruvian variety Inca Bella and the red-skinned sweet potato Franceline, took six years to perfect.
It was developed by Lincolnshire grower Branston, of which Dr Nelson is the agronomic director.
A limited stock of the variety, which requires less water and fertilizer to grow, has been offered for sale to Tesco as its best UK roasting potatoes.
Tesco potato buyer Hannah Moseley said: “They taste wonderfully rich and buttery, but are also light and chewy on the inside with a nice golden crisp on the outside – basically, roasts. perfect. “
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