Delus Potatoes were developed by three potatato breeders (F.J. Stevenson, R.V. Akeley, and E.P. Brasher) working for the the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at its research station in Beltsville, Maryland and at the Agricicultural Expirimental Station in Newark, New Jersey.
The potato was developed from a cross between Mohawk potatoes and a potato referred to as “USDA seedling X96-56.”
During development, it was referred to as “B73-18.”