|This product is not currently available. This catalog page is for reference only.|
Azul Toro is one of Tom Wagner’s more famous potato varieties and deservedly so. It is a heavy producer of medium sized tubers with dark blue skin and flesh. It is a multi-purpose type and has excellent flavor for a blue. It also has spectacular flowers. Tom created this variety in 1995 from a cross of his varieties Negro y Azul and Kern Toro. It has a complex pedigree going back to a S. chacoense hybrid among other things and has a reputation for heat tolerance. It was recommended in several of Carol Deppe’s books, which has sustained some interest.
Like so many of Tom’s creations, this one was nearly lost. It was last grown at field scale in 2007. Tubers from the last remaining source that I could find in 2017 tested positive for six different viruses. I am cleaning the variety up in the lab, which is not done yet, but it is going well and I am confident that I will be able to offer clean seed tubers again in the near future.