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Topic: Potato Varieties in the Philippines

I am interested in what varieties grow in the Philippines and when such varieties are available in the market. I work for the Resto Industry and we need potatoes for coating shrimp ala Rebosado, for baking ala baked prawns and for stews and soups. Different varieties of potatoes are needed for specific cooking process.

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Re: Potato Varieties in the Philippines

jaser,

Please be informed  that there are no research studies conducted yet regarding potato varieties that can be used best for coating shrimp ala Rebosado, for baking ala baked prawns and for stews and soups. However, the most commonly grown varieties of table potatoes are Conchita, Cosima, Granola, Greta, Red Pontiac, Solibao, Franze and Asterix while the best processing varieties are Atlantic, Diamant, Fina, Igorota, Kennebec, Montañosa, and Raja. These varieties are being produced in CAR and Region 10.

For more information on potato varieties, please contact the following:

Dr. Ines C. Gonzales
Director
Northern Philippine Root Crops
    Research and Training Center
Benguet State University
La Trinidad, Benguet
2601 Philippines
Tel/Fax: 074 (422-2439)

We hope you find this information useful.


Very truly yours,



ANGELITO T. CARPIO
Commodity Specialist for Vegetables, Legumes and Rootcrops

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Re: Potato Varieties in the Philippines

jazer wrote:

I am interested in what varieties grow in the Philippines and when such varieties are available in the market. I work for the Resto Industry and we need potatoes for coating shrimp ala Rebosado, for baking ala baked prawns and for stews and soups. Different varieties of potatoes are needed for specific cooking process.

Comment:
Won't flour do just as well to coat and use as batter for shrimps, prawns, calamari, small crabs and crab legs and cornstarch and/or Roux to thicken stews and soups?

Just curious.

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