First Lady Plants CSU Spuds at White House – Brian, Todd & Susan Pay Tribute in Song
Idaho Potatoes usually get all the attention, but now some tubers developed at CSU are getting some press. First Lady Michelle Obama and a group of kids recently planted vegetables in the White House kitchen garden, three of five potato varieties planted were developed by Colorado State University. Brian, Todd, & Susan even sang about the Rocky Mountain Spuds this morning on K99.
David “Spudmaker” Holm, a CSU horticulture professor, led development of the three varieties at the White House.
The types of Colorado spuds planted were:
• Sangre, a flavorful red-skinned potato with good boiling and baking qualities that’s known to store well and is named for the Sangre de Cristo Mountains;
• Canela Russet, a popular russet that’s great for baking and whose name, in Spanish, means “cinnamon,” a reference to its warm skin color; and
• Mountain Rose, a specialty potato with red skin and pigmented, light-red flesh that’s high in healthful antioxidants.