A cream coloured potato with light pink/purple colouring around the eyes. It was developed by John Butler of Lincolnshire, and introduced to Britain in 1902. It is one of the oldest surviving varieties in Europe. The Coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 coincided with the introduction of this variety of potato and its name is believed to originate as a â€˜commemorationâ€™ of this occasion. King Edwards are a floury variety, scoring 6 on the waxy floury scaled. Kind Edwards are great for mashing, or light fluffy roast potatoes as chips and potato bakes or gratins. Available all year round.