Potato Breeding Program

Colorado is one of the top potato production areas in the U.S. The CSU potato breeding program is based at the San Luis Valley Research Center, with many of the potato cultivars transferred to our largest commercialization partner, the Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association (CCPGA).  Since 1975 there have been 28 potatoes named by the Colorado State University Potato Breeding and Selection Program, with market classes including russets, reds, specialties, and chippers.  Another 19 cultivars were cooperatively released with other programs.

CSU also runs the Colorado Potato Certification Service, part of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.  The Colorado Potato Certification Service is the designated authority for seed potato certification in Colorado, as authorized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. 

For more information about CSU Potato Breeding Program visit CSU’s Potato Breeding Program Website

The Breeding Program Includes: