Cultivar List


Jacqueline_Lee.jpgJacqueline Lee is an oval/oblong fresh market clone with a high tuber set. The tubers have the bright skinned, smooth, attractive appearance typical of many European cultivars. The tubers have very low incidence of internal defects and good baking quality. Jacqueline Lee has moderate foliar resistance to the US8 genotype of late blight. Jacqueline Lee performed well for Ospud growers and was rated as flavorful as Yukon Gold by chefs, Ospud farmers and other consumers.

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Yukon_Gold.jpgYukon Gold is an attractive, yellow-fleshed, potato cultivar. Primary use is for the fresh market. It is particularly suited for baking, salad and soup. Yukon Gold may be processed directly from the field, but not following cold storage.  Very susceptible to late blight. Yukon Gold has typically yielded variably/poorly on most (but not all) Ospud farms, stimulating interest in alternative cultivars.

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Ozette came from Peru by way of Spanish explorers to the Makah Indians at Neah Bay, Washington in the late 1700s. Ozette is also known as 'Anna Cheeka’s Ozette' and 'Makah Ozette', and is a PNW slow food. It is considered a fingerling potato, as its size ranges from 3-7 inches in length and 0.75-1.5 inches in diameter. The potato has an earthy and nutty flavor that is similar to flavors in cooked dry beans. The flesh is firm and the texture is very creamy. Ozette is generally served steamed, fried, or roasted.  Ozette has strong foliar resistance to late blight (a little-known attribute).

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Nicola is a late-season variety. Oblong-oval tubers with lightly netted, yellow skin and intensely yellow, waxy, dense flesh. Good storage. Nicola is a general-purpose potato that works well for boiling, mashing, and roasting. This waxy type potato that makes it great for salads too.

Satina has an oval shape with yellow skin and a deep yellow flesh. Satina is a medium maturing, very high yielding fresh market potato variety with high numbers of short oval tubers per plant. Satina has long storage capabilities and when cooked or peeled has a high resistance to discoloration. Satina is a German variety and alledgedly tastes very good.  This variety was recommended to Ospud by Canadian organic farmers seeking Yukon Gold alternatives; it is considered to perform well under organic management.

VC1009-1W/Y is oblong with white skin and yellow flesh. This variety has good yield, small tuber size, is medium-late maturity, and makes a large vine. In recent trials, it has shown promising results for late blight resistance. Suited for frying, though it is best adapted for fresh market. This clone is not commercially available.

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Colorado Rose is a main-season, all-purpose potato. Medium-sized plants produce large, oval, smooth, rose-red-skinned tubers with white flesh.

Sangre was named after the Sangre De Christo Mountain Range on the east side of the San Luis Valley, Colorado. When the sun sets, the mountain range turns to a crimson red color, a reminder of Christ’s redeeming power. This variety is a favorite for new potatoes. Tubers are "oval to oblong; smooth deep red skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh. High yielding, medium to long dormancy, medium specific gravity. Good storability, good retention of red skin color. Resistant to secondary growth; rarely exhibits hollow heart, internal discoloration or blackspot. Adapted to irrigated areas of the west. Primary uses: boiling and baking. Also great for mashing and frying.

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AC97521-1R/Y is bright yellow-fleshed, red-skinned clone from the  Colorado State University breeding program. It is good for boiling & baking.  This clone has foliar LB resistance but is not yet commercially available.




POR01PG22-1 is an Oregon State University selection, with banana shaped tubers and red flesh.  This clone performed well on Ospud farms and in informal taste tests, but is not yet commercially available.


Huckleberry is a mid-season variety. Tubers are oblong with beet-red skin and moist, firm, smooth-textured, lighter-red flesh marbled with white. Stores well and has some resistance to scab. Huckleberry is a good baker but can be successfully cooked using any method. Named after the northern wild huckleberry.

Red LaSoda tubers are elliptical to slightly oblong, with bright deep red skin, medium-deep wide eyes, and white flesh. It is considered a high yielding, attractive variety, with resistance to tipburn and to wind, heat and drought damage. It has some resistance to mechanical bruising and is slightly susceptible to hollow heart and growth cracks. It is widely adapted. It has medium specific gravity, good storability, and medium dormancy. Primary uses: boiling, baking, chipping, French frying.

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Cherry Red tubers are oval, with smooth red skin, shallow eyes, non prominent eyebrows, and white flesh. It is medium to high yielding and moderately resistant to drought. Tubers are moderately sensitive to growth cracks, second growth and black spot bruise. It stoes well with few problems and minimal sprouting. It has a medium dry matter content and a medium dormancy period (6 months). Primary uses: baking and boiling.

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Mountain Rose is a mid-season variety from the Colorado State University breeding program. Plants produce red-skinned, red-fleshed tubers. Can be fried without turning brown. Excellent as potato chips and French fries, and for baking and mashing and Fourth of July potato salads.