The plant blooms above ground with pale lavendar flowers mottled with mauve, and delivers high yields in a late harvest.
The potato is promoted as all-purpose for direct to consumer sales and for processing into potato chips (aka crisps in the UK.)
Allegany Potatoes were released in 1980 by the New York State Experiment Station. One of its parents is a potato referred to as “M297-17.”
During development, it was referred to as “NY72.”