Anya (potato)

Species Solanum tuberosum
Cultivar 'Anya'
Origin Scottish Crop Research Institute, Scotland, 1996

Anya is a variety of potato that was bred at the Scottish Crop Research Institute and grown exclusively for Sainsbury's supermarkets by Albert Bartlett. Anya is a cross between the varieties Désirée and Pink Fir Apple,[1] and it was named after Lady Sainsbury.

A type of finger potato with a long knobbly oval shape, a pinkish beige colored skin, and white flesh that is somewhat waxy in texture. Its flavor is slightly nutty.[2] The Anya potato is a good boiling potato but can be prepared using most cooking methods. They are especially good in salads.


  1. "Anya Seed Potaoes". 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. "The British Potato Variety Database". 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
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