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Australia: Purple Bliss potato could become family favourite

The new ‘purple bliss’ potato could become a family favourite now that it has begun producing commercial quantities, and 20 tonnes are making their way to supermarket shelves. The new variety first arrived as 1cm high tissue culture plantlets from Idaho, four years ago. The potato is firm to the bite, and evenly coloured, deep purple throughout the skin and flesh, according to the grower. Kids enjoying potato again is clearly the hope of Tasmanian company Anchor Organics, which grows the purple potato seedlings (not certified organic) under the brand Yum Tasmanian Potatoes. More

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