Vitelotte – the original French purple heritage variety. Dating back to the early 19th century this purple skinned and purple fleshed potato has a chestnutty flavour and is rich in anti-oxidants. Quite a versatile variety you can cook it in most ways to add a splash of colour to your meals. Try it in a salad, roasted or use it to make gnocchi or gratin.

Being one of our colourful varieties, Vitelotte is rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanin which lays claim to a variety of health benefits including improved cardiovascular health, dementia prevention and increased longevity. As well as the fact that potatoes are very low in sugar and salt and are gluten- and fat-free this variety is definitely one to try if you are looking for a healthy meal option.

See our blog for some recipe inspiration: Vitelotte Super Salad, Vitelotte Gnocchi with Butter & Sage, Smoky Spuds.

This variety can also be found in our Fingerling Trio mixed bag.

* Please note: these are not certified seed potatoes. They’re not sprayed with chemicals so will grow if given the chance but we’ve grown them for eating. We recommend planting them in your oven, not in the garden! *

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