Potato Variety Trials (2008) - 3 pages
Performance of SSPGA varieties and other new releases
Pacific Russet - this new release from the Prairie Potato Breeding Consortium is targeted at the fresh market. Although Pacific Russet normally out yields Norkotah at both 90 and 120 days, it
did not perform up to expectations in the 2008 trial.
Peregrine Red - this SSPGA exclusive line continues to show exceptional yield potential at both 90 and 120 days. Peregrine has a very dark red skin color, small uniform tubers and superior
storage characteristics. Peregrine appears to be more scab sensitive than Norland but more
resistant than Pontiac.
GemStar - this new processing variety released by the potato improvement program of Washington State appears to be well adapted to SK growing conditions, producing exceptionally high yields of uniform large tubers if it is allowed to bulk through until early September.