Essex 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. History Notes Essex Potatoes were developed at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York from a cross between two potatoes referred to as “NY ABX-6” and “Redd 1152.” Released 1946.