Norchip are round to oval potatoes, with smooth, light-buff skin and white flesh.
They are marketed as all-purpose for direct to consumer sales and for processing into potato chips (aka crisps in the UK.)
Norchip Potatoes were developed in 1961 by Robert H. Johansen at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, from a cross between two potatoes referred to as “ND4731-1” and “M5009-2.”
During development, the potato was referred to as “ND5899-1.”
The potato was popular in the potato chip industry in North America from the 1970s until about 1990.