Improved Storage Properties For New Potato Varieties

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in North Dakota are evaluating the storage properties of promising new potato varieties that could greatly improve potato quality for growers throughout the U.S.

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Jeff Suttle, research leader at the ARS Sugarbeet and Potato Research Unit in Fargo, ND, and food technologist Marty Glynn at Fargo’s work site in East Grand Forks are working with the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and public potato breeding programs in the U.S. to evaluate the storage properties of new potato varieties.

Their evaluations of the new varieties over the past year have led to the development of two named cultivars, Dakota Crisp and Dakota Diamond, which are doing fine after being in storage for nine months.

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Source: USDA-ARS