Patriotic potatoes have been launched to support the English rugby team’s World Cup hopes.
Leading supplier Solanum has unveiled red, white and blue potatoes to tie in with the team’s bid for glory today.
The potatoes, not grown or sold commercially for 100 years, will be available exclusively
through Waitrose.
Solanum commercial manager Laura Brown-Waite said: “We have been working with Waitrose and a seed company for five years to produce sufficient volume. There is enough to supply some Waitroses for four to six weeks.”
The varieties are Highland Burgundy Red, which has red skin and burgundy flesh, Salad Blue with blue coloured skin and flesh and Arran Victory a purple skinned variety with a truly white flesh.