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 maturing, long russet, white flesh with a high percentage of US No. 1, high solids which makes a good variety for processing.

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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: Chipper

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: Specialties

Primay use: Fingerling

Medium maturing, yellow fingerling.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fingerling

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 and Specialty Market

Late maturing, oblong white.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh Market

Type: Russets

Primay use: 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: Reds

Primay use: Fresh Market

Medium to late maturing, oblong red.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

Chipeta is medium late maturing and produces a high yield of tubers with good quality.  Variety also has good storage and processing potential.

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Type: Reds

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: Fresh Market and Processing

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

This variety is a long oval tuber and has a small tuber size profile.  It has a red coloring in the vascular ring of the flesh.  It also has good flavor attributes.  Round red skin, yellow flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh, Specialty and Processing.

This variety has high yield potential, early maturity and storage potential.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh Market

This variety has high yield potential, good skin set at harvest, and small tuber size profile.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fresh Market

This variety has yield potential, early maturity and good red skin retention in storage.

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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: Fresh Market

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: Fresh and Processing

Type: Specialties

Primay use: 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 and Specialty Market

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: Fresh and Processing

This variety has multiple disease resistant traits, excellent processing potential and low acrylamides.

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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: Fresh Market

This variety has high yield potential, attractive tuber type and dark yellow flesh.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Processing (French Fries)

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: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

Medium maturing, round, white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fingerling

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: Fresh Market and Processing

This variety has high yield potential, medium maturity, heavy russet skin and storage potential.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fresh Market

Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh Market and Processing

This variety has very early maturity.

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Type: Russets

Primay use: Fresh Market and Processing

This variety has high yield potential, medium maturity and dark russet skin.

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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.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fresh Market and Processing

This variety has an early maturity and early storage processing potential.

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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: Fresh Market and Processing

Type: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

Medium maturing, round white

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

Medium maturing, round white.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

Medium maturing, round white.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

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: Fresh Market

This variety has yield potential and is early maturing and has dark purple skin and flesh.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Specialty Market

Medium maturing, round purple skin, white flesh.

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Type: Yellows

Primay use: Fresh and Specialty Market

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

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fresh Market

This variety has high yield potential, has medium maturity, and attractive oblong tubers.

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Type: Reds

Primay use: Fingerling

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: Fresh Market

This variety has yield potential, early maturity and good red skin color retention in storage.

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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 and Processing

This variety has high yield potential, processing potential and is resistant to PVY.  It has a high percentage US No. 1 tubers.

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Type: Specialties

Primay use: Fingerling

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: Fresh Market and Processing

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: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

Late maturing, oblong white skin, white flesh.

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Type: Processed

Primay use: Chipper

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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