Blue Peru

  • Blue Peru
  • Blue Peru
  • Blue Peru
  • Blue Peru
  • Blue Peru
  • Blue Peru
  • Blue Peru

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Product code: Blue

Βάρος: 1.00 Kg

Availability: Immediate shipment of order


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Product description

Minimum amount of seed. Blue gourmet potato seed. Antioxidant. Pharmaceutical. Against prostate cancer. Special variety for pan, oven, boiled!!! All the great chefs use it. Special taste and appearance. Cooking type B 1 kg package

Tuber Characteristics

Tuber Shape fingerling
Flesh Color purple
Eye Depth very shallow
Skin Color purple
Skin Texture smooth
Dormancy good
Tuber Size small


Yield and Quality

Markets High Set, Specialty, Table/Fresh
Yield medium-high
Tubers Per Plant 18-22
Cooking Type B
Dry Matter 20.8%



Scab high
PVY high
Foliage Blight medium
Tuber Blight medium
Damages medium-high
Bruising medium-high
Nematodes -

It comes from the Andes and is coming back to the fore, as research talks about its positive effects on our health. It makes a great (tastingly and aesthetically) potato salad, but that's not the most important thing. Antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory and possibly anti-cancer properties have been attributed to anthocyanin, a flavonoid that gives it its purple color. You remember what is said about the corresponding properties of berries. Well, we're talking about the same thing.

The reason for a new potato, the black or purple or Peru, which has become a trend in recent years. Did I say "new"? Error. It is a very old species, coming from the Andes, where 3,000 of the 5,000 varieties that exist around the world have been cultivated for more than 8,000 years. According to some records, the various varieties of the purple potato were widespread in Great Britain and France until World War II. After the disaster, governments began to demand more production - the first concern was, of course, to enable the population to survive. Thus, the common white potato, with higher yield, took it out of the limelight.

Because the soil is not as efficient, fewer kilograms per hectare are produced. Like a golf ball In particular, each plant produces a small quantity (about 15-20) and small size (5 cm in diameter or at most a golf ball) "fruits". That is why its cost is higher than the white one. The cultivation of the two species, however, is the same and can be done twice a year. Also, the two plants are similar, except that the stem of the (green) leaf and also the flower are purple in the case of 'Peru'.

And in supermarkets The "return" of this species began in recent years. It is now cultivated (except of course in South America, where it is an ingredient in traditional recipes) in North America and Europe. In fact, in a BBC article from 2010 we read: "The "healthy" purple potato enters the supermarkets".

In scientific and non-scientific journals, its healthy properties and nutrients are recorded even in relation to the usual white. A medium-sized purple potato 213 g. contains 42.7 g. carbohydrates (the white 33.5 g.), 4.85 g. proteins (the white 3.58 g.), 2.85 g. iron (versus 5.1 g of white), 200 calories (versus 147 of white) and of course 0 fat. At the same time, great chefs recommend recipes with this star - mainly - for its aesthetic effect.