Not very red, it threw some interesting shapes when growing - as did quite a few of the varieties this year. These remind me of tear shaped brioche.
If only they were as good to eat.
RKE was creamy and mild tasting and, I couldn't help thinking, something akin to packaged instant mash. Readers of a certain age will remember Smash and the jingle 'For mash get Smash' . Harsh, maybe, but without salt, butter and gravy there was no real taste.
Still like its relative, King Edward, what it lacks in taste it makes up for in texture.
So of the five varieties tasted ( Romano, Lady Balfour, Sarpo Mira, King Edward and Red King Edward) Lady Balfour stands out on yield, with good flavour, while Sarpo Mira with its meaty one pound tubers just piping it on taste.
I wonder how they'd fare roasted or baked...........