A deep blue-fleshed potato of unknown origin. It is valued for its rich purple color and waxy flesh. It is closely related to a number of Canadian Heritage varieties, including British Columbia Blue, McIntosh Blue, River John Blue, and Sharon’s Blue.
Skin colour: Blue
Flesh colour: Blue
Tuber Shape: long to oval
Origin and Breeding: Either from United Kingdom or United States.
Year registered in Canada:
DISEASE AND INSECT SUSCEPTIBILITY
Genetic fingerprinting has determined that the following potatoes are likely closely related: British Columbia Blue; McIntosh Black; River John Blue; Sharon’s Blue
Congo had average to below average yields at the two growing sites, with .61 kg/plant in Victoria and .53 kg/plant in Caledon. It is likely that yields would have been higher in Caledon had the potatoes been left to grow through to maturity.
Congo is a late heritage variety that is valued for its rich purple colour and waxy flesh. Yield results indicate that it may be a reliable performer under a wide variety of conditions.