DeSota Potatoes This page first published: Apr 19, 2005 · Updated: Jun 1, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2021 · This web site may contain affiliate links · This web site generates income via ads · Information on this site is copyrighted. Taking whole pages for your website is theft and will be DCMA'd. See re-use information. DeSota are round potatoes with pinkish-red skin. Probably extinct. History Notes DeSota Potatoes were developed in 1944 at Louisiana State University from a cross between Triumph and Katahdin potatoes.