Flavours of Umbria

Patata rossa di Colfiorito

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Introduced to Umbria in the first half of the 18th century, potato cultivation gradually spread across the region. It was only in 1960 that a Dutch potato variety became well-established on the Colfiorito plain and in the surrounding area, where it found particularly hospitable conditions. The Colfiorito red potato has a long, oval, irregular shape with red skin and clear yellow flesh. It is particularly good for making gnocchi, filled potato skins, and baked potatoes.  The Colfiorito potato has also been accredited by the European Union, which granted it Protected Geographical Indication status in 1998.