Chippers

Selection of Varieties

At a Glance

Each year hundreds of crosses are made between different potatoes. This produces true potato seed, similar to but smaller than a tomato seed. When these seeds are planted in the greenhouse, they grow into potato plants that produce small tubers. These potatoes are all genetically different. That is, they may differ in shape, color, cooking qualities, and other important characteristics from their parents.

Chippers specifically, are a type of potato used to make potato chips, usually with white skin, white flesh, and round shape.

Varieties are available for purchase through the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association (CCPGA). Experimental lines are also available for field trials.

Breeder
David Holm
Colorado State University Potato Breeding Program

Overview

Advanced Yellow Selections Available through CCPGA
Winterset (CO02321-4W: NY115 x BC0894-2W)

Pedigree: NY115 x BC0894-2W
Plant Variety Protection: 201800158
Plant Breeder Rights: Australia 2018/173
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 18-074

Description:

  • A medium maturing chipper with high yield potential. It has a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers and processing potential.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Chipping
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plants with little purple flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Round tubers with white skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, growth crack, second growth and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 423 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (80%)
  • Specific Gravity: High (1.101)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Processing potential
  • High percentage of US No. 1 tubers

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: March 2023
Opportunity

Available for Licensing

Reference Number
Per Individual Variety
Licensing Manager

Jessy McGowan
Jessy.McGowan@colostate.edu
970-491-7100