Can be found in kitchen gardens in the Limousin or botanical gardens.
The Limousin potato is oblong shaped and slightly flattened. It has a smooth red skin that becomes brown when exposed to light. Its ‘eyes’ are superficial and spread across its whole surface, and its eyebrows are pronounced. This potato is in the medium to large category and of a fairly regular size. It has a creamy-yellow flesh with excellent cooking characteristics. It keeps its shape and texture well when cooked. The Limousin potato variety is Saucisse Rouge, also known as Reine-des-Celtes.
This potato was widely grown in the Haute-Vienne (accounting for 17% of cropland in 1929).
It is now grown in kitchen gardens and in botanical gardens.