Selection of Specialties 

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Available for Licensing

At A Glance

Specialty potatoes come in various skin and/or flesh colors or shapes atypical of those commonly produced and sold. The first foray into developing specialty cultivars was the naming of the Mountain Rose and Purple Majesty varieties. Mountain Rose aptly describes this red skin, light red flesh cultivar. whereas the Purple Majesty name was inspired by the original lyrics for the song ‘America the Beautiful’ written by Katherine Lee Bates in 1893 atop Pikes Peak, which provided a majestic view of the Great Plains. The Masquerade variety is a bicolor purple and white skinned yellow-fleshed cultivar and was named for the masked appearance created by the skin coloring.

Each potato specialty variety is unique and delicious – please contact us directly if you are interested in growing them!

Licensing Director

Jillian Lang
Jillian.Lang@colostate.edu
970-491-7100

Reference: Per Individual Variety

Advanced Specialty Selections Available through CCPGA

 

Mountain Rose (CO94183-1R/R: All Red x ND2109-7)

Pedigree: All Red x ND2109-7
Plant Variety Protection: 200500232
Seed Availability: Certified seed is available from producers in Colorado
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 14-086

Description:

  • An early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and red flesh.  It has attractive oval tubers with early storage processing potential.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plant with reddish-purple flowers
  • Maturity: Early
  • Tubers: Oval tubers with red skin and red flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, second growth and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: Medium-high (avg. 383 cwt/acre) and 68 % of US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.081)

Advantages:

  • Early maturity
  • Red flesh color
  • Early storage processing potential
Purple Majesty (CO94165-3P/P: ND2008-2 x All Blue)

Pedigree: ND2008-2 x All Blue
Plant Variety Protection: 200500233
Seed Availability: Certified seed is available from producers in Colorado
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 99-028

Description:

  • A high yielding fresh market specialty with dark purple skin and uniform dark purple flesh.  It has a high yield potential and early maturity.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plant with light blue flowers
  • Maturity: Early
  • Tubers: Oval tubers with purple skin and dark purple flesh. Tubers are resistant to second growth and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 483 cwt/acre) and an average of 55% of US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.086)

Advantages:

  • Yield potential
  • Early maturity
  • Uniform dark purple flesh

 

Masquerade (AC99329-7PW/Y: Inka Gold x A91846-5R)

Pedigree: Inka Gold x A91846-5R
Plant Variety Protection: 201400086
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 14-048

Description:

  • A medium maturing fresh market specialty with bicolor purple and white skin and yellow flesh.  It has a high yield potential and good flavor attributes.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with dark purple flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Round tubers with purple and white bicolor skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are moderately resistant to hollow heart, blackspot bruise, and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 522 cwt/acre) and 79% of US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: Medium-high (avg. 1.092)

Advantages:

  • Yield potential
  • Attractive tuber type
  • Good flavor attributes

 

AC99330-1P/Y (Inka Gold x A89655-5DY) - AKA Harvest Moon

Pedigree: Inka Gold x A89655-5DY
Plant Variety Protection: 201500348
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 15-038

Description:

  • A high yielding fresh market specialty with purple skin and yellow flesh.  It has a medium maturity and produces round tubers with a small size profile and dark yellow flesh

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plant with blue flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Round tubers with purple skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, blackspot bruise and second growth.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 495 cwt/acre) and 58% of US No. 1 tubers, small tubers size profile
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.082)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Attractive tuber type
  • Dark yellow flesh
Red Luna (CO97233-3R/Y: CO94218-1 x VC0967-5)

Pedigree: CO94218-1 x VC0967-5
Plant Variety Protection: 201500350
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 15-039

Description:

  • A medium maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has high yield potential and attractive oblong tubers.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Medium vine size, with reddish-purple flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with red skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are resistant to blackspot bruise and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (477 cwt/acre) and 73% of US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.082)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Attractive red skin and yellow flesh
Crimson King (CO97222-1R/R: CO94170-1 x Mountain Rose)

Pedigree: CO94170-1 x Mountain Rose
Plant Variety Protection: 201600314
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 16-098

Description:

  • A medium-early maturing fresh market specialty with red skin and red flesh. The attractive oval tubers have yield potential and a small size profile.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium-early
  • Tubers: Oval tubers with red skin and red flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, second growth and growth crack.
  • Yield Potential: Medium-high (avg. 396 cwt/acre) and 58% of US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: Low (1.076)

Advantages:

  • Yield potential
  • Attractive tuber type
  • Small tuber size profile
Columbine Gold (AC05175-3P/Y: A99331-2R/Y x COA99261-1RY)

Pedigree: A99331-2R/Y x COA99261-1RY
Plant Variety Protection: Filed
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 19-052

Description:

  • A fresh market specialty with 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.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Small-medium vine size, semi-erect plants with dark purple flowers
  • Maturity: Very early
  • Tubers: Oval tubers with dark purple skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are resistant to blackspot bruise, growth crack, second growth and hollow heart.
  • Yield Potential: Medium (avg. 329 cwt/acre) and 64 % of US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.072)

Advantages:

  • Medium yield potential
  • Very early maturity
  • Resistant to internal and external grade defects

 

Advanced Specialty Selections Available through Exclusive Release

 

CO97232-2R/Y (CO94218-1 x VC0967-2R/Y) - AKA Colorado Sunrise

Pedigree: CO94218-1 x VC0967-2
Plant Variety Protection: TBD
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center

Description:

  • A high yielding fresh market specialty with red skin and yellow flesh.  It has an early vine maturity, a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers and long-term storage potential. 

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Medium-small vine size, semi-erect plants with reddish-purple flowers
  • Maturity: Early
  • Tubers: Round tubers with red skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, blackspot bruise, second growth and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 440 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (84%)
  • Specific Gravity: Low (1.071)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Early maturity
  • High percentage of US No. 1 tubers
VC1002-3WY

Pedigree: Agria x Wischip
Plant Variety Protection: TBD
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center

Description:

  • A high yielding fresh market specialty with yellow skin and yellow flesh.  It has a medium-early vine maturity and an attractive tuber size profile.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh market specialty
  • Plant: Large vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium-early
  • Tubers: Oval tubers with white skin and yellow flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, growth crack, second growth and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 477 cwt/acre) and 50% of US No.1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: High (1.091)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Attractive tuber type
  • Small tuber size profile
Are you looking for something not listed or interested in trialing experimental lines?

We have several new and advanced selections available for grower evaluation and exclusive release HERE.

Last updated: February 2021
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