New Varieties

Potato breeders, growers compete for Best Oregon Potato Award

Farmers from across Oregon, retailers, researchers, professional chefs and culinary students gathered in Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 6 for the 10th an... more »

New Blackberry potato chips a hit in the Great Lakes

Nearly three years ago, Great Lakes Potato Chip Co. owner Chris Girrbach ran into potato breeder David Douches at an event where the latter was showca... more »

Huckleberry Gold potato highlighted by New York Times

When the New York Times’ food and wine writer waxes poetic about your potato— “Inside the Huckleberry Gold’s purple jacket is a fine-textur... more »

The Caribou Crew: Irving Farms gaining notoriety for up-and-coming variety

The Irving family has been growing potatoes in Aroostook County, Maine, since the early part of the 19th century. The Irvings are well-known for thei... more »

La belle russet

Cultivar Corner: La Belle Russet similar to Burbank, Norkotah with some notable exceptions

La Belle Russet Overview Parentage: A99031-1TE x A96013-2 Developer: Northwest Potato Variety Development Program Plant Variety Protection: ... more »

Constance Variety Potato Parkland

Cultivar Corner: Constance a yellow with good uniformity, resistance to PVY

Overview Parentage: Marabel x AR93-1243 Developers: Parkland Potato Varieties | Agrico ( Strengths: Constance is a... more »


Frost-resistant potato developed by Wisconsin, Peruvian researchers

A partnership between researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Peru have developed a new frost-resistant potato variety. John Bambe... more »

Potatoes packed with additional nutrients developed by scientists

Scientists at the International Potato Centre (CIP) in Peru are seeking to supply the world with a “super potato,” packed with additional nutrient... more »


Bioengineering offers options for growers, still waits on consumer acceptance

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream... more »

Cornell aims to make wild potato seeds more readily available to breeders

Cornell University's plant breeders and geneticists have played a significant role in the improvement of the potato, having released more than 50 vari... more »

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