A hybrid potato called ‘Nemo’ (after the cartoon fish in the movie) could save on roasting time on Christmas Day. According to Dr David Nelson, it had been a “real labour of love” to work with the new Nemo variety of potato, which looks like the clownfish due to its unusual markings, for the last six years.
Dr Nelson is the agronomy director of Lincolnshire-based growers Branston. He said: “We were looking at a variety that would not only taste superb but would also save on roasting time. Nemo is a natural hybrid that has been developed through carefully crossing an exceptionally wonderful-tasting fast-cooking Peruvian variety called Inca Bella and a popular, red-skinned salad variety called Franceline which grows well in the UK climate.”
The Nemo potatoes were developed by Branston at its main site in Branston, Lincolnshire, and grown at one of its sites in Suffolk.