New Varieties

Cultivar Corner: Yukon Gem is a better-yielding, disease-resistant Yukon Gold type

Yukon Gem is a variety similar to Yukon Gold, which was used in the breeding process, but Gem has better yield and size distribution than Gold. Overv... more »

Cultivar Corner: Rocky Mountain Russets are attractive tubers with high yield potential

Rocky Mountain Russet, a Colorado State University cultivar, are attractive tubers with high yield potential and resistance to many common potato plan... more »

USDA deregulates Simplot’s Snowden Z6 genetically engineered potato variety

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s... more »

Petoskey is a chipper with common scab resistance, good long-term storage potential

Petoskey (MSV030-4) has excellent chip processing quality out of the field and long-term chip quality with high specific gravity and resistance to com... more »

Rainier Russet has attractive culinary, nutritional qualities (with video)

Rainier Russet is a high-yielding, medium to late dual purpose potato variety with long dormancy. Overview Parentage: A99134-1 x Canela Russet ... more »

Breaking down 2020 seed potato acres

The Russet Burbank isn’t a perfect potato, but it’s versatile enough, productive enough and stores well enough to continue to make it the most-gro... more »

Cultivar Corner: Erika’s traits include common scab, black dot resistance and cooking profile

Erika is an early-maturing yellow-skin yellow-fleshed variety. It produces shallow eyed, long-oval tubers with excellent flavor and firm cooking textu... more »

Cultivar Corner: Galena Russet is a high-yielding, french fry processing variety

Overview Parentage: A98083-9 x Premier Russet Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program (PVMI) Plant Variety Protection: Applied ... more »

LeRoy Salazar has decades of experience, including growing where potatoes originated

LeRoy Salazar not only has plenty of experience growing potatoes, he has the rather unique experience — at least among American farmers — of havin... more »

HZPC to host Potato Days Live virtual event

HZPC's Potato Days is going virtual in 2020 as Potato Days Live. The networking and information event is set for Nov. 4. Potato Days brings profess... more »


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