The tough skin on Antigo Potatoes make them good for harvesting by machines. History Notes Antigo Potatoes were developed from a cross between Menominee potato and a potato referred to as Wisconsin Seedling 302.44-6. Released 1955. Language Notes Named after Antigo, Wisconsin.
Arran Banner Potatoes
Arran Banner are round potatoes with light-buff skin and white flesh. They have a firm texture when cooked. They are grown in places such as Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria. History Notes Arran Banner Potatoes were bred in 1927 by a Donald MacKelvie from Aran, Scotland. At the end of December 1947, Seán F. Lemass, the…
Arran Comet Potatoes
Arran Comet Potatoes have white flesh and white skin, and mature early. They are grown in Wales, Scotland and England. Cooking Tips Boiling, frying.
Ashworth Potatoes were developed by Cornell University in Ithaca, New York before 1946 from a cross between two potatoes referred to as CBP-1 and AQF-4.
Avon are oblong potatoes with smooth, buff skin and white flesh. The potato is about 3 ½ inches (8.5 cm) long, 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide, 2 ½ inches (5 cm) tall. It was designed for all-purpose table use. It is not in production anymore. History Notes Avon Potatoes were developed by Agriculture Canada in…
Batoche are medium-sized, round potatoes with smooth, red skin and off-white flesh. They are said to be all-purpose for table use. They are mostly grown by home gardeners. The plant delivers high yields. History Notes Batoche Potatoes were developed in 1963 by the Government of Canada at its Agriculture Canada Research Station in Fredericton, New…
Beauty of Hebron Potatoes
Beauty of Hebron are attractive, oval potatoes with rosy or pinkish-white skin and white flesh. They are directed at the consumer market, and have very good flavour. Early harvest. Storage Hints Stores well. History Notes Beauty of Hebron Potatoes were developed from “Garnet Chili” potato in New York State before 1946.
Berita Potatoes are a general purpose variety of potatoes with a light-tan skin and white flesh inside. History Notes Berita Potatoes were developed by the Rockefeller Foundation in Mexico City from a cross between potatoes referred to as USDA Ace 25953 and USDA Ace 25959. Released 1959.
Blue Mac Potatoes
Blue Mac Potatoes are round and slightly-flattened, with purple skin and white flesh. They are marketed as an all-purpose potato for direct to consumer sale. They are not currently (2006) in commercial production. History Notes Blue Mac Potatoes were developed by Belfast, Ireland native Kenneth G. Proudfoot for Agriculture Canada at its St. John’s West…
Bounty Potatoes have red skin. The plant is very productive. History Notes Bounty Potatoes were developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at its Agricultural Experimental Station in Lincoln, Nebraska, from a cross between two potatoes referred to as “North Dakota-136” and “Nebraska 217.43-1.” Released 1960.
Bovee Potatoes are oval, uniformly-sized potatoes, though the potatoes can be smallish. The compact plants deliver an early harvest. Storage Hints Bovee Potatoes store well.
Calgold Potatoes are meant for direct to consumer sales. The skin has some russetting on it. No longer in commercial use. History Notes Calgold Potatoes were developed jointly by the University of California and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from a cross between Butte potatoes and a potato referred to as “A6680-5”. During…
Calrose Potatoes are long with tan coloured skin and white flesh. They are no longer in commercial use. They were meant for sale directly to consumers. History Notes Calrose Potatoes were developed by a C.F. Clark of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from a cross between Ackersegen and Katahdin potatoes. Released 1946.
Canus are oblong potatoes, somewhat flattened with smooth white skin, and white flesh. History Notes Canus Potatoes were developed jointly by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Agriculture Canada in Lacombe, Alberta, from two potatoes referred to as “Greeley seedling 9-11” and “USDA seedling 24642.” Released 1949.
Cara Potatoes are medium-sized, round to oval potatoes with smooth, white skin and off-white flesh. They have a somewhat sweet, mild flavour. They are marketed as all-purpose, said to be good both for boiling and mashing. The plant delivers high yields in a late harvest. History Notes Cara Potatoes were developed by Teagasc (The Irish…
Cariboo Potatoes are oblong, with buff skin, and white flesh. History Notes Cariboo Potatoes were developed by A.R. Maurer for Agriculture Canada at its Research Station in Fredericton, New Brunswick from a cross between Krantz potaotes and a potato referred to as “SSRPB 1256A (23).” Released 1967.
Chenango Potatoes have smooth skin. The plant delivers an early harvest. History Notes Chenango Potatoes were known as early as 1830 in Maine: EXPERIMENTS IN PLANTING POTATOES: Mr Fessenden — The following experiment with regard to the expediency of planting potatoes, cut or whole, were made by B. Nason, of Augusta, Maine, a very intelligent,…
Cherokee are round, somewhat flattened potatoes with somewhat flaky, yellow skin and white flesh. They are marketed as all-purpose for direct to consumer sales. History Notes Cherokee Potatoes were developed in 1941 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Maine from a cross between potatoes referred to as “USDA X96-56” and “USDA X528-170.”…
Cherry Red Potatoes
Cherry Red are oval, small to medium-sized potatoes with smooth, bright red skin, and white flesh. They are marketed as an all-purpose potato for the consumer market. Storage Hints Stores well. History Notes Cherry Red Potatoes were developed in 1999 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at its Agricultural Experimental Stations in Colorado,…
Chinook Potatoes have buff skin with some russetting on it. Inside, they have white flesh. They are marketed as good for both consumer use and processing. History Notes Chinook Potatoes were developed by Agriculture Canada at its research stations in Lethbridge, Alberta, and Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada from a cross between Menominee potatoes and a…
Chisago Potatoes are round with white skin. Early harvest. History Notes Chisago Potatoes were developed at the Minnesota Agricultural Experimental station in Saint Paul, Minnesota from a cross between Irish Cobbler and Russet Burbank potatoes. Released 1949.
Colfiorito Red Potatoes
Colfiorito is in fact a trade name given to a Désirée potato grown in Colfiorito, a town in Umbria, Italy. Growers there claim that Désirées taste their absolute best when raised in their particular climate zone, on the mountainous Appenine slopes. Production is managed by the “Cooperativa Colfiorito.” The potatoes are often sold on the…
Conchita Potatoes are oblong, with white skin and yellow flesh. Good resistance to blight. They are very popular in the Phillipines, where the potato was first imported during the 1960s from Mexico, becoming one-quarter of the crop in the Phillipines by the late 1970s. History Notes Conchita Potatoes were developed by the Rockefeller Foundation in…
Conestoga are oblong, slightly flattened potatoes with white skin with some flaking, and white flesh. They are marketed as all-purpose potatoes good for both consumer use and for processing when harvested early into potato chips (aka crisps in the UK), Some warnings are seen about its glycoalkaloides levels making it unsuitable for potato chips. History…