Colorado specializes in the right cultivar for the right situation!

An internationally successful potato breeding program is located in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. This program provides buyers with the most advanced clonal selections available. Several new cultivars have been developed for the fresh and processing industries which are widely grown in the west and many other parts of North America. Recently, emphasis has been placed on developing specific traits in new cultivars including better flavor, high vitamin and antioxidant content, and great horticultural characteristics. Much work has been accomplished on developing specialty cultivars with colored flesh and russets that have specific characteristics for individual needs such as earliness, appearance, and disease resistance. Grower screening of new clones prior to their release and naming helps to assure industry acceptance. CSU has one of its premier research Centers located in the San Luis Valley, the SLV Research Center, with four scientists located on site. These scientists provide seed growers with feedback and data on seed stocks. Additionally, the Colorado Potato Certification Program is located at the same site. This innovative approach coupled with CSU Research and Extension personnel helps Colorado lead in growing the appropriate cultivars that closely fit the buyer’s needs.

Potato Varieties

Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Red skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing

Medium to late maturing, long russet, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market.

Round purple skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium maturing, round purple skin, yellow flesh

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh Market

Medium maturing, oval yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium maturing, fingerling, red skin, red flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market.

Late maturing, oblong red skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Fresh market and processing.

The Atlantic potato is a mid-season chipping potato variety. It is widely grown for chipping directly off the field or with short-term storage.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market; "Heirloom variety".

Medium maturing, yellow fingerling.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium maturing, yellow fingerling.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium early maturing, round oval, yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market and specialty markets

Late maturing, oblong white.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Early maturing fresh market red with high yield potential

Type: Russets

Primay use: Medium yielding fresh market

Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium maturing, oval yellow.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium to late maturing, oblong dark russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium to late maturing, oblong red.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Processing.

Chipeta is late maturing and produces a high yield of tubers with good quality. It is marketed primarily for chip stock.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium to late maturing, oval red

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing.

Early maturing, long russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use:

Medium-late maturing, with oblong-long tubers that have medium russet skin.  Tubers exhibit excellent fry color out of storage and their attractiveness make this variety suitable for both processing and fresh market usage.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market.

Round red skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty Market

Round white skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh Market and Processing

Long russet, white flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh, specialty and processing.

Early to medium maturing, oval red skin, yellow flesh

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh Market

Medium maturing, round red skin, white flesh.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, Round red skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, round to oval, yellow skin, yellow flesh

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Type: Reds

Primay use: High yielding fresh market red

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fresh Market

Columbine Gold has dark purple skin and yellow flesh. It has a medium yield potential and a very early maturity. The attractive oval tubers are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Medium-early maturing fresh market

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium maturing, round, red skin, white flesh.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, oblong red-skinned, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market and speciality markets

Late maturing, oval, red skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Reds

Primay use:

Early to medium maturing, oval red skin, white flesh.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early, round, red skin, white flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Dual russet with fresh and processing potential

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Specialty market.

Late maturing, red skin, yellow flesh fingerling.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market; "Heirloom variety".

Late maturing, oblong yellow.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: High yielding fresh market

Type: Russets

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium to late maturing, oblong russet, yellow flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing.

Medium maturing, oval white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Processing

Medium maturing, round, white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Specialty market.

Late maturing, red tinged,yellow skin, yellow flesh fingerling.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, oval yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: High yielding russet with fresh and processing potential

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Medium maturing fresh market specialty

Type: Russets

Primay use: Dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential

Type: Russets

Primay use: Dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential

Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, round red skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, round to oval yellow.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Early maturing fresh market specialty

Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Late maturing, oval, red-skinned, yellow flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Processing.

Medium maturing, round russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Processing.

Medium maturing, round russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Processing.

Medium maturing, round white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium maturing, long oval, yellow.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: High yielding russet with fresh and processing potential

Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing

Medium maturing, round white

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing

Medium maturing, round white.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing.

Medium maturing, round white.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market and processing.

Late maturing, round white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, round oval, yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: High yielding fresh market specialty

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium maturing, round purple skin, white flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh and specialty markets.

Early maturing, oval, red-skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: medium maturing fresh market

Type: Reds

Primay use: Specialty market.

Early to medium maturing, red skin, pink flesh fingerling.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Medium maturing, oval red skin, yellow flesh

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Early maturing fresh market red

Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market

High yielding fresh market russet.  It has attractive oblong tubers and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh Market

It has a high percentage US No. 1 tubers. The vine has a late maturity.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Specialty market.

Late maturing, pink skin, yellow flesh fingerling.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, long russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, long russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, long russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, long russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, long russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Late maturing, long russet.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, oblong red.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, oblong red.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early to medium maturing, oval yellow.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh Market

Originated from Aberdeen and was selected and developed further in Colorado. It has a strong potential for high yields from irrigated fields in the West and Midwest.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market.

Late maturing, round, yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Round yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh market.

Early maturing, oblong russet.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: High yielding russet with long term storage potential

Type: Yellows

Primay use:

Oval yellow skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh Market

White skin and yellow flesh. It has very high yield potential and a medium-early maturity. The attractive oval tubers have a small size profile and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Processing.

Late maturing, oblong white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Medium maturing chipper with high yield potential

Type: Specialties

Primay use: Specialty market.

Medium maturing, round, flattened yellow-flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh market and processing.

Fresh market and processing

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