Chieftain are slightly oval, large-sized potatoes with smooth, bright red skin and waxy, white flesh with good flavour.
The potatoes are uniformly sized.
Good for potato salad.
Chieftain Potatoes were developed in 1957 by an A.E. Kehr at Iowa State University from a cross between potatoes referred to as “La 1354” and “Ia 1027-18.”
During development, the potato was referred to as “Ia 57410-10.”
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Inc. Northeast Organic/Sustainable Potato Project: Varieties Available in 2009. Cobleskill, NY. NOFA. 2009.