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PlantFiles: Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Caribe'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Caribe

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9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:
Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days
91 to 100 days

Bloom Color:

Skin Color:
Dark Blue

Skin Texture:

Flesh Color:

Tuber Shape:

Tuber Size:
Very Large

Typical Yield:

Dry (floury, mealy)

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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral strange2u On Apr 10, 2013, strange2u from Hinsdale, IL wrote:

According to Wood Prairie Farm, Caribe is a purple skined potato, with smooth white flesh. It's best boiled, baked, or fried.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Bred by AgCanada and selected at the Fredricton Research Station, New Brunswick in 1969.

Positive rebecca101 On Oct 4, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Stunning blue-purple color to the skin, makes a striking contrast with the white flesh. Very crisp and tasty, good for frying as well as boiling. The skin color does fade to a reddish gray when cooked, however.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 11, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An increasingly popular bluish-purple skinned potato with snow-white flesh. Excellent yielder of uniform tubers, over 4 lbs per hill and reports of as high as 11. Adaptable anywhere in the U.S. in a variety of soils. Excellent as a new potato.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Madison, Wisconsin

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