Salad Potatoes can often be described as “Little Potatoes” or “Small Potatoes” and people mistakenly take them for potatoes too small to be like normal potatoes. However these potatoes are grown specifically for this smaller specification and skin finish.
The annual salad potato market is relatively small at 20,000 tonnes compared to the ware potatoes ~350,000t. Of this the Irish production of salad potatoes has grown significantly in recent years and supplies over half the domestic demand. For acreage grown of all the main potato categories click Potatoes. The remainder is imported from UK and Europe.