NEW CULTIVARS INTRODUCED AT KENNEWICK CONFERENCE

Published online: Feb 08, 2011
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About 75 growers at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference learned more about new potato clones and cultivars from researchers based in both states.

Brian Charlton, of Oregon State University Klamath Falls, shared information about up-and-coming specialty potatoes that caught his eye and have potential to make an impact in the industry.

One potato cultivar, not yet named, but known as PORO2PG37-2, is similar to the Yukon Gold, but tends to have higher numbers of tubers per plant in different growing areas scattered throughout Washington and Oregon.

Charleton predicted the variety should have no problem moving into the current yellow market and could readily go into existing market channels.

-Source, Columbia Basin Herald

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