White Star: A versatile cream skinned fresh market potato
White Star is an improved winter variety which was selected in WA for its ability to produce, under adverse growing conditions, large tubers that have versatile culinary quality and taste. White Star was first produced commercially in WA in 2003 after its identification as a superior variety in 2000 from winter planted selection plots. In 2006, about 300 tonnes of White Star were produced for the spring fresh market and this amount is expected to increase in the next few years. Consumer taste tests have indicated that 89% of consumers rated the taste as good to excellent.