Alta Blush’ was discovered as a chance seedling in Wetaskiwin, Alberta in 1992. The exact parentage is unknown but it was developed by private potato breeder John Safroniuk of Wetaskiwin Alberta. It has a smooth, thin skin, shallow eyes and tastes wonderful.
John’ s daughter, Tracey Berg, writes. “The potato is excellent in salad, boiled, baked and roasted. It has a creamy texture. It is by far our favourite for mashing, but they don’t mash well until late September.”