Potato variety developed by UMaine available throughout New England, media report

The Associated Press, Mainebiz, WABI (Channel 5) and Fiddlehead Focus reported the Caribou Russet potato, developed by the University of Maine, is now available in more stores throughout New England. The Caribou Russet first went to market in the fall of 2016 and has seen its popularity explode in the last two years, according to the Maine Potato Board. Hannaford stores began stocking the variety last year at its Maine stores. This year, more Hannaford stores will carry the Caribou Russet, as well as Stop & Shop stores, making it widely available throughout New England, Mainebiz reported. The potato also was available for the third year at the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, WABI and Fiddlehead Focus reported. Boston.com and News Center Maine carried the AP report.