Skip to main content
Tourism PEI

Why are the potatoes so good in PEI and do you have white ones?

Answer by:
Headshot of Kelly Richard
General Island

Hi Bill,

We Islanders take great pride in our delicious spuds; no meal is complete without a side of our fresh baked, mashed, boiled, or fried potatoes! What makes our potatoes so delicious is our ideal growing conditions. Our red soil is rich in iron, which allows for just enough moisture to be retained. Additionally, our sunny summer and adequate rainfall allow for a perfect balance to grow our succulent potatoes!

Our potatoes come in many varieties, and are categorized by:
Russets: our most common potato, great for mashing and baking

  • Whites: include a wide range, including "new potatoes" (my personal summer favourite!)
  • Reds: have a rosy red skin and are super tasty when boiled and topped with butter and pepper
  • Yellows: these golden spuds include the delicious Yukon Gold and are becoming increasingly popular
  • Potatoes come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, but we all agree that all P.E.I. potatoes are #1!

For more information, take a peek at this website:
http://www.peipotato.org/
Kelly

 

Recently Asked Questions

Frankie Veenbaas

Calgary, Alberta

Asked: I am coming to New Brunswick in October to visit with family and staying near Shediac. We want to come play a round of golf in PEI and do a costal drive! Based on distance, what would you recommend?

Portrait image of Verna Lynne Weeks
General Island

Kathy Schacter

Newmarket, ON

Asked: Interested in an excursion - deep sea fishing in Cavendish. Any suggestions who we should contact. Also where can we rent bicycles?

Sandi Lowther with spouse on a beach
General Island

Lynn Langdon

Ancaster, ON

Asked: Hi, I am considering a 6 day trip to PEI the last week of October. I was wondering what the weather is like at that time of year? Would we have missed the fall colours? We want to tour the Island. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Warburton Scenic Road and field
General Island

Don't be Shy...

Ready to Ask an Islander? Type in your question and we'll send it to the Ambassador whose expertise suits what you're looking for. Ask your question - and you'll discover brand new reasons to fall for PEI.