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Potato Cultivars

Where do new potato cultivars come from? How long does it take to develop a new cultivar? The answers to these questions can be found at Colorado State University’s San Luis Valley Research Center.

Colorado State University and Cooperatively Released Cultivars

Since 1975 there have been 22 potatoes named by the Colorado State University Potato Breeding and Selection Program in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.  Market classes represented are russets, reds, specialties, and chippers.  Another 14 cultivars were cooperatively released with other programs.

Russets

Rio Grande Russet (AC89536-5RU:  Butte x A8469-5) is a high yielding fresh market russet.  It has attractive oblong tubers and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. Cultivar Management Sheet

Canela Russet (AC92009-4RU:  A8343-12 x A8784-3) is a medium yielding fresh market russet with a very high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.  Tubers are oblong-long with a long dormancy. Cultivar Management Sheet

Mesa Russet (CO94035-15RU:  AO80432-1 x Silverton Russet) is a medium maturing dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential.  Tubers are oblong-long with a dark russet skin.  It has a high yield potential and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. Cultivar Management Sheet

Crestone Russet (CO99053-3RU:  AC91014-2RU x Silverton Russet) is a high yielding dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has attractive long tubers and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. Cultivar Management Sheet

Mercury Russet (CO99100-1RU:  AC93047-1 x Silverton Russet) is a very early maturing dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has attractive oblong tubers with a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. Cultivar Management Sheet

Fortress Russet (AC99375-1RU: AWN86514-2 x A89384-10) is a high yielding dual russet with fresh and processing potential.  It is resistant to PVY.  The oblong tubers have excellent processing potential and low acrylamide content. Cultivar Management Sheet

Reds

Colorado Rose (CO89097-2R:  NDTX9-1068-11R x Cherry Red) is a high yielding fresh market red.  It has attractive oval tubers, medium vine maturity and good skin color retention in storage. Cultivar Management Sheet

Rio Colorado (NDC5281-2R:  A8343-12 x A8784-3) is an early maturing fresh market red.  It has high yield potential and good skin color retention in storage.

Specialties

Mountain Rose (CO94183-1R/R:  All Red x ND2109-7) is an early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and red flesh.  It has attractive oval tubers with early storage processing potential. Cultivar Management Sheet

Purple Majesty (CO94165-3P/P:  ND2008-2 x All Blue) is a high yielding fresh market specialty with dark purple skin and uniform dark purple flesh.  It has a high yield potential and early maturity. Cultivar Management Sheet

Masquerade (AC99329-7PW/Y:  Inka Gold x A91846-5R) is a medium maturing fresh market specialty with bicolor purple and white skin and yellow flesh.  It has a high yield potential and good flavor attributes.

AC99330-1P/Y (Inka Gold x A89655-5DY) is a high yielding fresh market specialty with purple skin and yellow flesh.  It has a medium maturity and produces round tubers with a small size profile and dark yellow flesh.

Red Luna (CO97233-3R/Y:  CO94218-1 x VC0967-5) is a medium maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has high yield potential and attractive oblong tubers.

Crimson King (CO97222-1R/R: CO94170-1 x Mountain Rose) is a medium-early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and red flesh. The attractive oval tubers have yield potential and a small size profile.

 

Advanced Selections Currently Available for Grower Evaluation

These selections are available to commercial and seed potato growers for on-farm trials.

Russets

AC05039-2RU (A99032-2TE x COA00287-1) is a medium yielding russet with a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

CO03187-1RU (AC89536-5RU x A9304-3) is a medium yielding russet with early maturity. It has fresh market and processing potential.

CO03202-1RU (AC96010-3RU x AC92009-4RU) is a very high yielding russet with a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (86%). The tubers are resistant to hollow heart.

CO04220-7RU (CO96109-7RU x Summit Russet) is a high yeilding russet with both fresh market and processing potential. It has a medium maturity and a high percentage of US #1 tubers.

CO05068-1RU (AWN86514-2 x CO98009-3RU) is a high yielding dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential. It has a high percentage US No. 1 tubers. The vine has a late maturity.

Specialties

CO04056-3P/PW (CO97216-1P/PW x CO97277-2P/PW) is a medium-early maturing fresh market specialty with dark purple skin and dark purple flesh.  The attractive oval tubers have a small size profile.

CO04067-8R/Y (CO97232-1R/Y x ATC98444-1R/Y) is a high yielding fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has attractive oval tubers and medium-early vine maturity.

CO05035-1PW/Y (Masquerade x Romanze) is a high yielding fresh market specialty potato with purple and white skin and yellow flesh. It has a very high percentage of US No. 1 tubers and is resistant to second growth and growth crack.

AC05175-3P/Y (A99331-2R/Y x COA99261-1RY) is a fresh market specialty with dark purple skin and yellow flesh. It has a medium yield potential and a very early maturity. The attractive oval tubers are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

CO05037-2R/Y (AC99330-1P/Y x CO97227-2P/PW) is a fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh with some red in the vascular ring. The attractive long tubers have a small size profile and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

CO05037-3W/Y (AC99330-1P/Y x CO97227-2P/PW) is a fresh market specialty with white skin and yellow flesh. It has very high yield potential and a medium-early maturity. The attractive oval tubers have a small size profile and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

Chippers

AC01151-5W (COA96142-7 x NDA2031-2) is a high yielding chipper with a medium vine maturity.  It has attractive round tubers with processing potential.

CO02033-1W (A91790-13W x S440) is a high yielding chipper with a medium maturity.  It has a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers and processing potential.

CO02321-4W (NY115 x BC0894-2W) is a medium maturing chipper with high yield potential.  It has a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers and processing potential.

AC03433-1W (A94322-8C x COA96141-4) is a high yielding chipper with a medium maturity.  The attractive round tubers have processing potential and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

CO03243-3W (BC0894-2W x A91791-13) is a medium maturing chipper with high yield potential.  It has processing potential and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

AC00206-2W (AC87340-2 x Dakota Pearl) is a medium maturing chipper with a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.  It has good chip color and the potential to recondition out of 40F.

AC03452-2W (A998423-1C x COA96141-2C) is a high yielding chipper with a medium vine maturity.  It has processing potential and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

AC05153-1W (A91814-5 x Chipeta) is an early maturing chipper with medium yield potential. It has high solids and processing potential.

 

New Advanced Selections Available for Grower Evaluation

This year is the first time the following selections are available to commercial growers.

Russets

CO07015-4RU (Fortress Russet x AC00033-2RU) is a dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential. The oblong tubers have a medium-russet skin and are resistant to hollow heart. It has early vine maturity.

CO07049-1RU (AOA95155-7 x AC00594-4RU/Y) is a medium maturing dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential. The long tubers are resistant to hollow heart and external grade defects.

Specialties

CO07131-1W/Y (PA4X137-12 x 4X91E22) is a fresh market specialty with white skin and dark yellow flesh. It has a very high tuber set and early maturity. The novel B-size tubers are round and have a high concentration of carotenoids.

Chippers

CO07070-13W (B0766-3T x CO00188-4W) is an early maturing chipper with moderate yield potential. The attractive round tubers have high solids and the potential to recondition out of 40F.

 

Advanced Selections Available for Exclusive Release

The following selections are available for exclusive evaluation and/or release. Each link has a photograph, descriptive information, and a data summary. For more information on the how to acquire any of these clones please contact David Holm by completing the ‘Contact Us’ form to the left.

Russets

AC00395-2RU (A95523-12 x Summit Russet) is a high yielding dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential. The oblong tubers are resistant to internal and external grade defects. It has a late vine maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

AC96052-1RU (A81386-1 x GemStar Russet) is a high yielding dual purpose russet with medium maturity.  The attractive oblong tubers have a heavy russet skin and both fresh and processing potential.  It has a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

CO05175-1RU (Mesa Russet x AC96052-1RU) is a very high yielding dual purpose russet. It has a medium maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. The long tubers have a medium-russet skin and processing potential.

CO97087-2RU (CO87009-4 x W1005) is a high yielding russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has a medium vine maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. The oblong tubers have a heavy russet skin.

CO98067-7RU (Silverton Russet x TC1675-1) is a high yielding russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has a medium-early vine maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.  The long tubers have a medium-heavy russet skin and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

CO99053-4RU (AC91014-2RU x Silverton Russet) is an early maturing russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has attractive oblong tubers with medium-heavy russet skin.  It has a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

CO03276-5RU (CO95086-8RU x Blazer Russet) is a high yielding russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has an early vine maturity.  The oblong tubers have medium-heavy russet skin and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

Reds

CO98012-5R (A79543-4R x AC91844-2) is a medium maturing fresh market red with high yield potential.  The attractive round tubers have a small size profile and good skin set at harvest.

CO99076-6R (AC91848-1 x Rio Colorado) is an early maturing fresh market red with high yield potential.  It has attractive round tubers and bright red skin.

CO99256-2R (Rio Colorado x Colorado Rose) is a medium maturing fresh market red with high yield potential.  The attractive oval tubers have a small size profile.

CO00277-2R (CO89097-2R x CO94065-2R) is a early maturing fresh market red with high yield potential.  It has a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.

CO00291-5R (CO94019-1R x NDC5281-2R) is a medium maturing fresh market red with yield potential.  The attractive round tubers have good skin color retention in storage.

Specialties (including yellows)

AC97521-1R/Y (SJP/T48YF x A91846-5R) is a very high yielding fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has a medium-early vine maturity and attractive oval tubers.

ATC00293-1W/Y (Agria x TXA1655-1DY) is a very high yielding fresh market specialty with white skin and yellow flesh.  It has a medium vine maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.  The oblong tubers are attractive and have purple eyes.

CO04099-3W/Y (VC1002-3W/Y x ATC98495-1W/Y) is a medium-early maturing fresh market specialty with white skin and deep yellow flesh. It has attractive oval tubers with light red eyes and processing potential.

CO05028-4P/PY (AC99329-4R/Y x CO97229-2P/PW) is a fresh market specialty with purple skin and purple and yellow flesh. It has a high yield potential and medium maturity. The oval tubers have a small size profile and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

CO05028-11P/RWP (AC99329-4R/Y x CO97229-2P/PW) is a fresh market specialty with purple skin and red, white, and purple flesh. It has a high yield potential and medium maturity. The oval tubers have a small size profile.

CO97215-2P/P (CO94163-1 x CO94183-1) is a medium maturing fresh market specialty with purple skin and uniform dark purple flesh.  It has a high yield potential with attractive oval tubers.

CO97226-2R/R (Mountain Rose x CO94214-1) is an early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and red flesh.  The attractive round tubers have a small size profile.

CO97227-2P/PW (Mountain Rose x CO94215-1) is a high yielding fresh market specialty with purple skin and dark purple flesh.  It has a medium-early maturity.  The attractive oval tubers have a small size profile.

CO97232-1R/Y (CO94218-1 x VC0967-2R/Y) is an early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has high yield potential and a small tuber size profile.

CO97232-2R/Y (CO94218-1 x VC0967-2R/Y) is a high yielding fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has an early vine maturity, a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers and long-term storage potential.

CO99045-1W/Y (Rio Grande Russet x German Butterball) is a very high yielding fresh market specialty with white skin and yellow flesh.  It has a medium vine maturity and attractive long tubers.

CO00405-1RF (Banana x NDC6174-1R) is an early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and white flesh.  The attractive fingerling tubers are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

CO00412-5W/Y (German Butterball x TX1523-1RU/Y) is a medium-early maturing fresh market specialty with white skin and yellow flesh.  It has high yield potential and attractive oval tubers.

CO00415-1RF (Kipfel x NDC5281-2R) is an early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and white flesh.  The attractive fingerling tubers are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

Chippers

CO02024-9W (A91790-13Wx CO95051-7W) is a medium maturing chipper with high yield potential.  It has good chip color and the potential to recondition out of 40F.

Several selections that have been discontinued from grower evaluations are available for exclusive release in addition to those listed above. Please contact David Holm for further information on the following specialty cultivars (including yellows) that are available- VC0967-2R/Y, VC1002-3W/Y, and VC1009-1W/Y.