Red Gold (potato)

Red Gold potato is an early variety of North American potato. It has a red skin with yellow flesh inside.[1] It is resistant to potato leafroll virus and potato virus Y and moderately resistant to common scab,[2] but susceptible to potato virus a and potato virus s.

Red Gold was bred in Canada in the 1970s and registered in 1987.[1]

Red Gold has a mid season maturity, is medium sized with ovate primary and terminal leaflets. The flowers of this variety have golden yellow anthers and medium berry production. The Red Gold tubers are round to oval with medium eye depth and the sprouts are very pubescent with a pinkish-yellow apex. [3]


  1. 1 2 Red Gold, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, February 7, 2005.
  2. Coffin, R.; Johnston, G. R.; McKeown, A.; et al. (February 1988), "Red Gold: A yellow-fleshed, red-skinned potato cultivar with short dormancy and high tuber set", American Potato Journal, Springer, 65 (2), pp. 49–55.
  3. Directorate, Government of Canada,Canadian Food Inspection Agency,Plant Health and Biosecurity. "Red Gold". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
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