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Potato Variety Trials PDF

white skinned potatoThis trial evaluates the yield and quality of standard potato varieties relative to some recently introduced types under Saskatchewan growing conditions. Trials are conducted on irrigated land in Saskatoon. Varieties are planted side-by-side in 20 m long rows with an in-row spacing of 25 cm and 1 m between rows.

russet potatoNitrogen is applied preplant and just prior to row closure (150 #/acre total). Phosphorus is band- applied at seeding (120#/acre total). Standard pest control measures are employed. The trial is planted in mid-May and harvested 90 (early) and 120 (final) days later.

Crop vigour and disease reactions are monitored throughout the season. The crop is graded and rated for yields, appearance, disease reactions and specific gravities. Scab ratings are based on results from a site with severe scab problems.

Long term average data is based on 5-10 site years of tests conducted from 1991 through 2010.

Yearly data is also available for many varieties. Click the date to view data. Recent years are also available in PDF form.

2009 - not available

2005 PDF 2001 1997 1993

2008 PDF

2004 2000 1996 1992
2007 PDF 2003 1999 1995 - not available 1991
2006 PDF 2002 - not available 1998 1994  

 

Long-term average data Download entire document as a PDF

  Long-Term Average
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Uniformity Eye depth Skin colour Flesh colour Scab %

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet 18.7 1.081 Good S R W trace
Amisk 18.0 1.092 Good S R W/Y 16
Ataska - - Good S L R W 0

Burbank

16.6 1.085 Medium M R W/Y 5
Frontier 19.9 1.086 Good S R W 5
Gemstar 18.0 1.089 Good S R W trace
Goldrush 18.9 1.084 Good S R W trace
Norkotah 18.2 1.080 Very Good M R W/Y 10
Ranger 17.2 1.092 Good M R W/Y 21
Shepody 18.2 1.081 Good S L R W/Y 26
Umatilla 19.9 1.089 Good S R W/Y trace

REDS

AC Peregrine 22.9 1.081 Good S D Red W 21
Cherry Red 19.7 1.088 Medium S D Red W 16
Chieftain 22.2 1.079 Good M Red W 18
Nordonna 16.3 1.074 Good M D Red W/Y 5
Norland 20.8 1.071 Medium M Red W 11
DR Norland 20.7 1.074 Medium M D Red W/Y 8
Pontiac 24.1 1.075 Medium D Red W/Y 37
Red Lasoda 21.9 1.072 Medium D Red W/Y 26
Red Ruby 14.1 1.071 Good M D Red W 10
Rode Esterling 19.6 1.082 Good M D Red Y 19
Sangre 21.5 1.075 Good M D Red W 19
Viking 21.2 1.074 Medium S Red W 14

CHIPPERS

Atlantic 21.0 1.095 Good S L R W/Y 20
Niska 20.8 1.085 Medium M W W/Y 14
Norchip 15.8 1.083 Medium D W W 5
Snowden 19.3 1.095 Medium M L R W/Y 14

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan 22.6 1.073 Good S L R W/Y 19
Alpha 17.4 1.096 Medium S L R Y 13
Bintje 20.3 1.088 Good M W Y 12
Yukon Gold 20.4 1.091 Good M W Y 22
  • Eye depth:
  • S = Shallow
  • M = Medium
  • D = Deep
  • Colour:
  • D Red = Dark red
  • R = Russet
  • W = White
  • Y = Yellow
  • L = Light
  • Scab %:
  • % of surface area of tuber affected on average

 

Yearly data

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  Yearly Results 2008-2010
2008   2009   2010
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity
Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet 13.7 15.8 1.080 1.084   - - - -   21.4 21.6 1.062 1.070
Amisk 16.5 22.4 1.095 1.096 - - - - - - - -

Burbank

10.9 16.9 1.079 1.084 - - - - 12.2 14.4 1.064 1.070
Gemstar 11.2 20.0 1.086 1.090 - - - - 9.4 9.8 1.071 1.075
Goldrush 15.8 19.3 1.080 1.092 - - - - - - - -
Norkotah 15.8 17.3 1.071 1.075 - - - - 15.0 16.1 1.063 1.070
Ranger - - - - - - - - - - - -
Shepody 12.9 17.2 1.078 1.078 - - - - 14.6 15.2 1.062 1.072
Umatilla 13.1 16.9 1.081 1.086 - - - - - - - -

REDS

AC Peregrine 20.2 23.2 1.075 1.081   - - - -   19.9 22.4 1.063 1.064
Cherry Red 16.2 17.4 1.088 1.091 - - - - - - - -
Chieftain 11.7 23.1 1.062 1.076 - - - - - - - -
Nordonna - - - - - - - - - - - -
Norland 18.8 22.6 1.062 1.076 - - - - 17.6 19.8 1.061 1.062
DR Norland 18.7 19.5 1.071 1.073 - - - - - - - -
Pontiac - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red Lasoda - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red Ruby - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rode Esterling - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sangre 12.1 17.5 1.070 1.078 - - - - - - - -
Viking 8.8 23.3 1.074 1.078 - - - - - - - -

CHIPPERS

Atlantic - - - -   - - - -   - - - -
Niska - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snowden - - - - - - - - - - - -

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan 12.9 26.3 1.065 1.069   - - - -   - - - -
Alpha 5.5 16.3 1.095 1.103 - - - - 12.5 16.2 1.065 1.078
Bintje 17.0 19.1 1.075 1.091 - - - - - - - -
Yukon Gold 15.9 23.3 - 1.094 - - - - 14.0 14.4 1.075 1.079

 

  Yearly Results 2005-2007
2007   2006   2005
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity
Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet 13.7 20.8 1.086 1.086   13.9 n/a 1.073 1.084   16.1 - 1.076 1.083
Amisk 12.0 15.0 1.092 1.100 13.6 n/a 1.081 n/a 11.3 19.1 1.080 1.089

Burbank

13.6 16.9 1.081 1.088 9.9 19.8 1.075 1.093 8.5 - 1.072 1.081
Gemstar 10.7 17.8 1.086 1.089 10.1 n/a 1.079 1.097 14.0 28.1 1.082 1.085
Goldrush 16.3 17.3 1.080 1.092 14.2 21.5 1.079 1.100 14.0 23.2 1.079 1.080
Norkotah 13.2 17.6 1.078 1.080 12.6 18.2 1.073 1.084 13.4 - 1.073 1.083
Ranger - - - - - - - - - - - -
Shepody 11.4 16.1 1.087 1.086 10.1 19.9 1.069 1.089 12.8 - 1.071 1.074
Umatilla 10.2 13.4 1.080 1.084 17.9 n/a 1.080 1.081 17.9 27.4 1.080 1.093

REDS

AC Peregrine 18.5 19.7 1.078 1.084   14.8 25.5 1.078 1.091   17.1 27.3 1.078 1.083
Cherry Red 12.6 19.9 1.090 1.095 18.7 19.9 1.085 1.095 12.9 27.0 1.081 1.083
Chieftain 14.5 23.1 1.076 1.081 11.8 22.8 1.076 1.091 14.4 24.2 1.081 1.083
Nordonna - - - - 18.5 20.2 1.072 1.076 - - - -
Norland 18.2 19.5 1.075 1.081 18.5 20.2 1.072 1.076 19.3 22.2 1.079 1.079
DR Norland 16.6 17.1 1.075 1.081 19.1 n/a 1.073 1.076 13.1 - 1.079 1.081
Pontiac 22.2 30.5 1.078 1.078 15.4 25.8 1.063 1.085 11.2 30.7 1.068 1.075
Red Lasoda - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red Ruby - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rode Esterling - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sangre 17.6 23.4 1.073 1.080 16.3 21.0 1.066 1.076 15.1 27.4 1.067 1.076
Viking 10.9 15.5 - 1.080 18.3 24.6 1.074 1.086 13.0 28.3 1.072 1.078

CHIPPERS

Atlantic 14.4 18.9 1.095 1.097   13.9 22.7 1.086 1.112   11.7 22.9 1.095 1.105
Niska - - - - - - - - - - - -
Snowden 11.5 14.2 1.087 1.096 18.5 22.9 1.091 1.108 16.7 - 1.089 1.090

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan 15.7 19.8 1.074 1.076             14.6 26.3 1.072 1.077
Alpha 8.6 17.9 1.081 1.094         12.4 24.1 1.083 1.096
Bintje - - - -         15.4 20.8 1.076 1.090
Yukon Gold 14.2 15.2 1.088 1.094         15.8 25.9 1.086 1.094
  • Marketable yield / Specific gravity:
  • Early = Harvested 90 days after planting
  • Final: = Harvested 120 days after planting
  • 2005 - Final yields lost due to flooding
    n/a = 2006 Final yields lost to theft
 

 

  Yearly Results 2001-2004
2004   2003   2001
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity
Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet 9.2 16.2 1.072 1.083   - - - -   - - - -
Amisk 11.2 15.3 1.082 1.100 14.0 18.9 1.092 1.100 14.6 24.4 1.072 1.086

Burbank

12.5 16.8 1.075 1.100 14.9 17.4 1.084 1.084 10.9 22.3 1.075 1.089
Goldrush 8.1 10.6 1.075 1.082 15.5 19.5 1.080 1.086 9.3 22.1 1.062 1.083
Norkotah 11.2 17.0 1.082 1.087 15.9 19.9 1.090 1.089 16.9 21.7 1.074 1.083
Ranger - - - - 8.9 14.6 1.088 1.092 14.3 21.2 1.077 1.093
Shepody 8.1 17.4 1.065 1.084 14.9 21.9 1.080 1.084 11.4 22.7 1.070 1.081
Umatilla 7.7 12.8 1.074 1.094 14.9 25.3 1.085 1.100 - - - -

REDS

AC Peregrine 15.6 24.7 1.069 1.084   18.7 24.4 1.082 1.082   11.4 20.3 1.068 1.072
Cherry Red 13.8 22.4 1.077 1.089 15.8 23.7 1.085 1.097 13.8 19.6 1.071 1.083
Chieftain 7.3 10.7 1.062 1.073 21.7 28.3 1.082 1.089 16.4 24.5 1.067 1.072
Nordonna - - - - 6.4 11.8 1.069 1.071 10.2 22.6 1.064 1.074
Norland 17.8 24.0 1.069 1.080 19.1 23.5 1.072 1.076 22.2 27.4 1.068 1.065
DR Norland 13.8 16.4 1.074 1.085 16.1 21.3 1.072 1.079 16.3 28.7 1.067 1.070
pontiac 13.9 17.7 1.073 1.091 20.0 37.7 1.078 1.082 14.3 25.7 1.054 1.065
Red Lasoda 13.1 15.4 1.073 1.085 20.5 26.5 1.072 1.087 7.4 16.5 1.055 1.063
Red Ruby - - - - - - - - 13.5 17.7 1.060 1.070
Rode Esterling - - - - - - - - 19.9 28.9 1.080 1.083
Sangre 14.2 18.8 1.059 1.076 19.6 25.7 1.080 1.082 11.0 24.4 1.057 1.073
Viking 10.1 13.0 1.069 1.076 18.5 27.0 1.082 1.086 20.5 27.0 1.072 1.071

CHIPPERS

Atlantic 10.9 14.4 1.093 1.101   11.0 19.3 1.092 1.100   15.8 23.9 1.089 1.097
Niska 10.9 14.6 1.077 1.094 19.9 23.3 1.085 1.087 16.2 25.0 1.075 1.088
Snowden 12.2 20.6 1.090 1.098 8.4 21.0 1.093 1.096 15.0 24.6 1.071 1.090

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan 15.0 17.4 1.073 1.087   19.1 22.5 1.073 1.077   23.1 29.9 1.069 1.070
Alpha 10.0 15.9 1.077 1.101 10.1 15.5 1.091 1.100 8.8 22.8 1.078 1.095
Bintje 15.3 17.8 1.073 1.095 14.0 24.9 1.083 1.093 15.5 27.0 1.062 1.077
Yukon Gold 8.9 12.2 1.080 1.090 15.5 21.9 1.079 1.094 21.0 27.7 1.077 1.093
  • Marketable yield / Specific gravity:
  • Early = Harvested 90 days after planting
  • Final: = Harvested 120 days after planting
 
  Yearly Results 1998-2000
2000   1999   1998
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity
Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet - - - -   - - - -   - - - -
Amisk 9.5 15.8 1.073 1.099 7.2 10.6 1.083 1.076 - - - -

Burbank

14.5

20.5 1.079 1.090 5.4 11.7 1.079 1.070 4.5 12.5 1.073 1.080
Frontier - - - - - - - - 11.5 16.7 1.077 1.085
Goldrush 12.1 16.0 1.075 1.088 7.5 10.4 1.076 1.070 4.5 14.3 1.074 1.082
Norkotah 18.8 19.5 1.078 1.078 8.7 11.8 1.079 1.064 9.5 18.1 1.082 1.086
Ranger 10.8 19.2 1.088 1.090 2.0 11.4 1.083 1.083 10.0 12.7 1.091 1.096
Shepody 13.2 18.2 1.081 1.088 8.9 13.2 1.076 1.077 6.3 12.3 1.072 1.076
Umatilla - - - - - - - - - - - -

REDS

AC Peregrine 14.7 22.1 1.076 1.076   - - - -   - - - -
Cherry Red 15.2 20.5 1.073 1.093 9.6 13.1 1.076 1.079 9.6 15.8 1.083 1.089
Chieftain 19.0 19.8 1.068 1.085 13.2 9.8 1.075 1.073 - - - -
Nordonna 11.7 23.2 1.080 1.082 11.0 21.3 1.068 1.071 5.6 13.2 1.064 1.077
Norland 19.5 24.4 1.071 1.075 11.4 19.4 1.073 1.060 21.5 23.0 1.078 1.076
DR Norland 23.2 23.6 1.073 1.096 16.8 17.1 1.070 1.062 14.6 18.2 1.073 1.078
pontiac 17.3

23.3

1.078 1.076 12.3 19.6 1.072 1.068 10.5 20.3 1.079 1.066
Red Lasoda 15.8 24.6 1.073 1.081 14.6 20.5 1.068 1.068 10.8 24.0 1.059 1.066
Red Ruby 16.9 17.9 1.073 1.074 7.8 10.2 1.073 1.066 10.0 15.9 1.071 1.071
Rode Esterling 15.5 24.3 1.090 1.088 8.9 13.6 1.081 1.077 - - - -
Sangre 17.3 24.4 1.069 1.082 14.7 14.1 1.070 1.064 7.5 18.1 1.066 1.075
Viking 22.6 22.9 1.073 1.073 13.3 21.6 1.072 1.072 12.3 20.3 1.066 1.067

CHIPPERS

Atlantic 17.3 25.3 1.089 1.095   10.3 19.1 1.085 1.089   2.2 20.5 1.077 1.097
Niska 12.7 19.9 1.084 1.083 10.5 15.9 1.080 1.087 4.9 10.1 1.078 1.080
Norchip - - - - NA NA 1.077 1.079 4.3 7.2 1.077 1.082
Snowden 9.0 18.4 1.090 1.099 4.0 17.4 1.090 1.092 7.8 15.3 1.086 1.086

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan 20.2 27.7 1.074 1.072   14.0 23.7 1.069 1.062   - - - -
Alpha 10.2 18.9 1.073 1.099 9.0 14.2 1.087 1.094 7.1 16.6 10.83 1.093
Bintje 13.1 28.0 1.082 1.091 4.1 10.4 1.083 1.083 - - - -
Yukon Gold 20.0 23.0 1.093 1.093 - - - - - - - -
  • Marketable yield / Specific gravity:
  • Early = Harvested 90 days after planting
  • Final: = Harvested 120 days after planting
 
  Yearly Results 1994-1997
1997   1996   1994 - Saskatoon*
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity
Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet - - - -   - - - -   - - - -
Amisk 8.1 20.6 1.083 1.091 13.6 16.5 1.091 1.090 - 25.5 - 1.086
Ataska 16.5 21.2 1.080 1.085 15.8 16.8 1.080 1.084 - - - -

Burbank

6.3 11.8 1.074 1.081 12.9 14.3 1.086 1.086 - 24.1 - 1.083
Frontier 16.1 20.9 1.084 1.084 14.8 20.8 1.084 1.090 - 23.3 - 1.087
Goldrush 14.3 18.4 1.077 1.081 18.4 21.3 1.083 1.084 - 26.7 - 1.076
Norkotah 13.2 18.7 1.076 1.081 10.7 15.7 1.083 1.081 - 18.2 - 1.073
Ranger 9.7 17.0 1.078 1.087 N/A 11.1 1.084 1.089 - 23.4 - 1.095
Shepody 7.7 18.8 1.076 1.082 12.7 16.1 1.082 1.078 - 24.9 - 1.080
Umatilla - - - - - - - - - - - -

REDS

AC Peregrine - - - -   - - - -   - - - -
Cherry Red - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chieftain 11.2 21.0 1.071 1.079 14.1 24.4 1.077 1.083 - 29.0 - 1.071
Nordonna 4.1 15.9 1.063 1.073 10.9 17.2 1.080 1.079 - - -  
Norland 17.8 20.0 1.069 1.065 16.1 18.3 1.067 1.070 - 13.2 - 1.064
DR Norland 14.0 19.7 1.064 1.071 13.9 19.4 1.068 1.067 - 25.8 - 1.059
pontiac 11.2 14.9 1.066 1.069 16.4 26.6 1.074 1.069 - 22.5 1.083  
Red Lasoda 12.7 16.4 1.070 1.064 18.8 22.4 1.072 1.072 - 33.6 - 1.070
Red Ruby 10.2 11.6 1.068 1.070 9.5 13.2 1.074 1.077 - - -  
Rode Esterling 12.4 15.1 1.076 1.077 14.4 16.1 1.085 1.087 - - - -
Sangre 14.2 18.1 1.067 1.073 15.3 17.7 1.076 1.080 - 29.0 - 1.067
Viking 15.9 19.1 1.068 1.071 16.6 18.0 1.076 1.072 - 19.0 - 1.066

CHIPPERS

Atlantic 13.0 23.9 1.087 1.094   13.2 21.1 1.092 1.095   - 19.6 - 1.079
Niska 14.7 20.4 1.077 1.086 14.5 21.9 1.085 1.088 - 28.6 - 1.078
Norchip 12.7 17.9 1.080 1.094 11.8 17.7 1.084 1.088 - 3.2 - 1.069
Snowden 11.5 20.6 1.092 1.100 7.8 17.9 1.093 1.099 - 21.0 - 1.095

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan 17.2 24.0 1.070 1.068   17.2 23.0 1.073 1.074   - 13.9 - 1.062
Alpha 4.6 15.9 1.082 1.090 8.0 16.7 1.086 1.105 - - - -
Bintje 10.7 19.8 1.079 1.086 14.0 18.1 1.087 1.089 - - - -
Yukon Gold - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • Marketable yield / Specific gravity:
  • Early = Harvested 90 days after planting
  • Final: = Harvested 120 days after planting
  • * 1994 trials were performed in both Saskatoon and Outlook. Only Saskatoon results are shown. For Outlook results contact Dr. Doug Waterer.
 
  Yearly Results 1991-1993
1993 - Saskatoon *   1992 **   1991 **
Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity Marketable yield (t/ha) Specific gravity
Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final Early Final

RUSSETS

AC Pacific Russet - - - -                    
Amisk - - - -                
Ataska - - - -                

Burbank

10.0 21.0 1.075 1.085                
Frontier 4.3 23.5 1.082 1.088                
Goldrush - - - -                
Norkotah 11.9 22.0 1.079 1.081                
Ranger 11.7 22.0 1.082 1.083                
Shepody - - - -                
Umatilla - - - -                

REDS

AC Peregrine - - - -                    
Cherry Red - - - -                
Chieftain 11.2 22.1 1.071 1.074                
Nordonna - - - -                
Norland 12.6 13.5 1.071 1.075                
DR Norland 11.0 21.7 1.071 1.072                
pontiac 6.0 19.6 1.064 1.072                
Red Cloud 2.4 5.9 1.080 1.092                
Red Lasoda 20.7 28.1 1.069 1.078                
Red Ruby - - - -                
Rode Esterling - - - -                
Sangre - - - -                
Viking - - - -                

CHIPPERS

Atlantic - - - -                    
La Belle 13.0 19.7 1.082 1.088                
Maine Chip 7.6 14.9 1.087 1.101                
Niska - - - -                
Norchip 11.1 21.4 1.076 1.091                
Portage 9.9 8.8 1.072 1.079                
Snowden 13.2 18.1 1.094 1.097                

OTHER

AC Ptarmigan - - - -                    
Alpha - - - -                
Bintje - - - -                
Yukon Gold - - - -                
  • Marketable yield / Specific gravity:
  • Early = Harvested 90 days after planting
  • Final: = Harvested 120 days after planting
  • * 1993 trials were performed in both Saskatoon and Outlook. Only Saskatoon results are shown. For Outlook results contact Dr. Doug Waterer.
  • ** Variety trial data prior to 1993 are available in print form only. For information on these variety trials contact Dr. Doug Waterer.

These trials are supported by the University of Saskatchewan with seed donated by local growers.


Related Papers

Waterer, D. 2001. Evaluation of newly developed potato clones for production in Saskatchewan. ADF Project No. 97000290 Final Report

Waterer, D. 1998. Evaluation of newly developed potato clones for production in Saskatchewan. ADF Project No. 94000232 Final Report

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