They are promoted as all-purpose for direct to consumer sales, but are more on the waxy side, and more popular in farmer’s markets and with home gardeners.
Short storage life.
Norland Potatoes were developed in 1951 by a team lead by Robert H. Johansen at the North Dakota Agricultural College (since 1960 called North Dakota State University) in Fargo, North Dakota, from a cross between RedKote potatoes and a potato referred to as “ND626.”
During development, the potato was referred to as “ND2906-1R.”
Released in 1957.