Field and Storage Performance of New Red and Yellow Potatoes in the Red River Valley
Date & Time
Monday, July 18, 2022, 3:45 PM

As consumption of potato cultivars continues to increase, so has the demand for high-quality yellow and red potatoes. Understanding the performance of new red- and yellow-skinned potato clones grown in the Red River Valley is important for fresh potato growers to stay competitive in the fresh market. The objective of this project was to determine the agronomic performance of new cultivars or advanced selections of red- and yellow-skinned potatoes and to evaluate storage quality. A randomized complete block design with four replicates was utilized in 2019-2021 near Hoople, ND. Non-irrigated field are subject to rainfall, as was shown in dry years of 2019 and 2021 yield averaged 145 to 163 cwt/a. While in a year with good rainfall yield averaged 295-414 cwt/a. Each year a subsample of tubers was placed in a pressure bruise chamber. The amount of pressure flattening ranged from 2.6 to 3.6 bruises per tuber with an average bruise number of 1.5 to 2.3 square inches. This work has helped grower identify with potato clones will grow and store best.

Session Type
Parent Session
7/18 - Concurrent Sessions B