Désirée is a potato culitvar originally bred in the Netherlands in 1962.The tuber shape is oval and long, skin colour red, smoothness of skin medium. It has a light yellow flesh with a distinctive buttery flavour. It’s also highly resistant to drought.
The potato is fairly waxy and firm, and holds shape so can be used for roasting to mashing. Désirée is excellent for salads, because it hold shape well after boiling.