The Kenosha Potato Project

POTATO VARIETIES DIRECTORY

Scroll down and click on any name to go to the online catalog

A few years ago I became a member of the Seed Savers Exchange, I learned how to save seed and in 2008 I became a listed member. In 2014 the KPP list is expected to grow to 400+ potato varieties, high-lighted by color at the bottom of this page. Over 300 of them currently grown in my garden. As we move forward my personal collection focuses on colored varieties .. white potato are grown only for old heritage cultivars (100 years plus).

Learn more about Seed Saver Exchange

Wanted: Your participation - please send me an email to seedsaver@curzio.com to be added to our Potato Gardener Network and / or Join us on Facebook - search for Kenosha Potato Project.

 

What is the Kenosha Potato Project?

To ensure survival of genetic diversity and cultural heritage, potatoes need to be planted and harvested every year!! You cannot just grow seed and deep-freeze it, because that seed will give you a NEW variety - there is no way to know if the features of the new variety (the true seed that can be frozen) will be similar to the mother variety. Many organizations worldwide keep the potato varieties clones alive as in-vitro cultures but unfurtunately many plants are not available to the general public as tubers to grow and eat.

There are about 9,000 varieties of potato - perhaps more because new varieties are developed worldwide every year. We have thousands of varieties grown in the USA, but about 1000 have a name (vs. a code number) and heritage data.

  • The Kenosha Potato Project is an attempt to double the efforts of Seed Saver Exchange and duplicate the collection of potato varieties here in South Eastern Wisconsin (a living tuber germplasm collection).
  • Determine which varieties work best in local home gardens, with special attention to rare varieties [especially colored, not white developed for chip and fry].
  • New Focus for 2014 and ongoing - varieties which yield larger crops grown in gardeners.com Growing Bags. More specifically it is our intention to keep growing the whole collection in containers [more info here] ... with following changes: it is obvious that growing vines in bags is challenged by higher soil temps, thus the opportunity to observe and monitor which varieties develop well at higher soil temps. Seems an interesting topic in light of rising Global Temperature?
  • Create a catalog of all potato varieties grown locally (except for commercial) including the features of each variety and their best use in the kitchen (recipes).

 

Would you like to participate?

1) Become a member of Seed Savers Exchange

Please call 563-382-5990 to enroll or click here - Yearly membership fee is $40 or $25 for fix income:

http://www.seedsavers.org/onlinestore/memberships/

2) Join me on Facebook to network with Potato Gardeners all over the world.

3) Select varieties which are "close to your heart" ... which varieties do you care for, why are these important for you?

4) If you are growing a variety which should be added to this catalog, please send me an email message.

Each participant will be credited on the catalog web pages with a code that protects your identity. Only the first grower for each variety is listed, as long as the variety is grown - so that records can be kept of who is responsible for the source seed. [Unfortunately I don't have time to keep up with web page updates > if you wish to be given credit on my web pages, please email me a note. Thanks, Curzio]

Also, we are interested to perfect the catalog listing with your feedback to correct mistakes. To keep the listing simple, we only divide the catalog in 2 categories per feature:

Water - Starch Content: Waxy varieties contain less starch and work best in some kitchen applications. Starchy varieties contain less water and work best for baking, for instance. Details will be disclosed in the Recipe listing linked to each variety.

[Waxy vs. Starchy determination: We don't have access to Lab Instruments therefore my "non-scientific test" is done by boiling potato for my breakfast with skins on, then pressing with a fork against the skinned potato piece. Waxy varieties resist the pressure, while starchy collapse to mash].

Round - Long Shape: Fingerlings grow long, and the preferred feature for baking and French fries is found in the Long Shape. Again Round or Long is an indication that finds benefit in the use in the kitchen.

Early - Late: Traditionally potato varieties are divided in early - mid - late season, this not a "traditional listing!!!" We flag as "Early" any potato that is "done" by the end of August (done = vines are dry) as we believe that tubers develop greater storage strength by drawing all energy from the vines. The features of very early or very late varieties will be disclosed in the cultivar description of the catalog. XX = Very Late or Exceptionally Early.

Any historic data that adds value to any variety will be published in the catalog, while in the list below, to highlight the older varieties, find in the first column after the name, either LR for Landrace or the year of hybrid release (old = approx 100 or older).

You get credit for your contribution with your first name. Your identity is protected by KPP, unless you become a listed Seed Savers Exchange member, as your name and address is published in the SEE Yearbook. [Again, unfortunately I don't have time to keep up with web page updates > if you wish to be given credit on my web pages, please email me a note. Thanks, Curzio]

To find any potato variety, just scroll down the catalog page or click on the variety name listed below.

http://www.curzio.com/N/PotatoCatalog.htm

 

You DON'T need to be a Seed Savers Exchange Member to grow varieties for the Kenosha Potato Project.

 

New for the 2014 Growing Season

This web page is linked to my web page KenoshaPotato.com

For the pleasure of the Potato Gardeners, the main objective of these web pages is to help selecting varieties which are:

  • Great tasting cooked in specific recipes
  • Grow well in small garden plots and/or in gardeners.com Potato Growing Bags
  • We believe that varieties grown in containers will produce higher yields if they feature long stolons, and set tubers higher above the original seed piece.

The third column - marked HS or SC - shows which varieties we have found to set tubers higher above the original seed piece [HS], or a variety which loves to be grown in a crowded container - the code SC marks varieties that are being tested for Seed Crowding. Perhaps these are the features which will increase the crop yield.

Other important features are:

  • Tolerance to higher soil temperatures
  • Tolerance to light frost - perhaps the combination of these two features may lead to find varieties which perform better with erratic weather patterns
  • Tolerance to irregular container soil mixture moisture
  • Tuber setting and bulking at higher soil mixture temperature in containers

 

Potato Colors: WHITE - YELLOW - RED / PINK - BLUE / BLACK

flesh - flesh - skin and/or flesh - skin and/or flesh

Click on the variety name to move to the Collection Catalog with more details and pictures.
Variety name LR or year HS Waxy Starchy Round shaped Long shaped Early Late
Achirana
X
X
X
Adam's Yellow Flesh
X
X
X
Adirondack Blue HS
X
X
X
Adirondack Red
X
X
X
Advira
X
X
X
Aeggeblom HS
X
X
XX
Aggie Red
X
X
X
Agnes
X
X
XX
Agria HS
X
X
X
Ajawiri, Ajanhuiri
LR
X
X
X
Ake Truedsson
X
X
X
Alaska Indian
LR
X
X
XX
Alaska Red
X
X
X
Alby's Gold HS
X
X
X
All Blue
1900
HS
X
X
X
All Red HS
X
X
X
Alpha
1919
X
X
X
Amarilla
LR
X
X
X
AmaRosa
X
X
X
Amish Blue HS
X
X
X
Andine (S100)
LR
X
X
X
Anett HS
X
X
X
Angelina Mahoney's Blue HS
X
X
X
Antigo Gem
X
X
X
Anuschka
X
X
X
Argentine White
X
X
X
Arran Pilot HS
X
X
X
Arran Victory
1912
X
X
X
Augusta
X
X
Austrian Crescent
X
X
X
Azul Toro
X
X
X
Azule Rose
X
X
X
Bake King
X
X
X
Barbara
X
X
X
Batoche
X
X
X
Bauer Grün Rotes Auge HS
X
X
X
Beauty of Hebron
1876
HS
X
X
X
Belle de Fontenay
1885
X
X
X
BelRus
X
X
XX
Bevelander
X
X
X
Bintje
X
X
X
Birgitta HS
X
X
X
Bjorna
LR
HS
X
X
X
Blå Dalsland HS
X
X
X
Black Mignion / The Cup
pre1770
HS
XX
X
X
Blauschalige Bristen
X
X
X
Blauwe Eigenheimer
1907
X
X
X
Bleu d'Auvergne
X
X
XX
Blossom HS
X
X
X
Blue Butterball HS
X
X
X
Blue Gold HS
X
Blue Goose
X
X
X
Blue Mac
X
X
X
Blue of Sweden
1900
HS
X
X
X
Blue Pride HS
X
X
X
Blue Tom Cat
X
X
X
Blue Shetland HS
X
X
X
Blue Victor
X
X
X
Blue Vic_TPS2010-1
X
X
X
Blue Vic_TPS2010-2
X
X
X
Blue Vic_TPS2010-3
X
X
X
Bonnie Dundee
X
X
XX
Bonnotte HS
XX
Bora Valley HS
X
X
BP 1
X
X
Brigus
X
X
X
British Columbia Blue HS
X
X
X
Butte Russet
X
X
X
Cain's Irish Rocks
1825
X
X
XX
Calico HS
X
X
X
O'Higgins Calico
X
X
X
Calrose HS
X
X
X
Cal White, Calwhite
X
X
X
Candy Cane
X
X
Cape Breton Blue Blacks
LR
HS
X
X
XX
Caribe
X
X
X
Cariboo
X
X
X
Century Russet
X
X
X
Charlotte HS
X
X
XX
Chellan
X
X
X
Chiar Choque Pitu
LR
?
X
XX
Chiloe Ancud HS
X
X
X
Chipeta
X
X
X
Christmas Island Rose
X
X
XX
Ciklamen
X
X
X
Congo
1900
HS
X
X
X
Costanera HS
X
X
X
Cow Horn, Cowhorn
pre1850
X
X
X
Cow Horn, Purple Fleshed
X
X
X
Crackled German HS
X
X
X
Cranberry Red
X
X
XX
Croatan
X
X
X
Crotte d'Ours
pre1850
X
X
X
Cruza 148
LR
X
X
XX
Cups
pre1770
HS
X
X
X
Cuzco Market
LR
X
X
Daisy Gold
X
X
X
Daku's Round Purple
X
X
X
Danninger Blaue
X
X
X
Dark Red Norlands
X
X
X
Denali
X
X
X
Desiree HS
X
X
X
DeSota
X
X
X
Dheera HS
X
X
X
Dobro HS
X
X
XX
Doug's Wild Yard Purple
X
X
X
Dr McIntosh HS
X
X
X
Duckworth
X
X
X
Dutch Blue
X
X
X
Earlaine
X
X
X
Early Blue HS
X
X
XX
Early Ohio
1871
HS
X
X
X
Early Rose
1861
X
X
X
Early Rouge
LR
HS
X
X
Eersteling, Duke of York
1891
HS
X
X
X
Eigenheimer
1893
X
X
X
Eila Korvu's ThunderBay SF
X
X
X
Elba HS
X
X
X
Elmer's Blue
X
X
X
Epicure
1897
X
X
X
Erie HS
X
X
X
Espalier
X
X
X
Etoile du Leon
pre1900
HS
X
X
XX
Fiesta Gold
X
X
X
Finn Bad HS
X
X
XX
Flourball
1895
HS
X
X
X
Fortyfold, Forty Fold
1836
X
X
X
French Fingerling HS
X
X
X
Fruheperle
X
X
X
Frutilla
LR
X
X
X
Gamla Blå
X
X
X
Gamerith II
X
X
X
Gander Bay Blue HS
X
X
XX
Gardenfiller, Hibernian
pre1900
HS
X
X
X
Garnet Chili
1853
X
X
X
Gasore
X
X
X
Gemchip
X
X
X
Genesee
X
X
German Butterball
X
X
X
German Lady Finger HS
X
X
XX
Gescheckte Kolm HS
X
X
X
Glenmeer
X
X
Gold Coin
X
X
Gold Rush
X
X
Goldsegen HS
X
X
X
Grand Falls
X
X
Granola HS
X
X
X
Great Northern
X
X
X
Great Scot
1909
X
X
X
Green Mountain
1878
HS
X
X
X
Guincho Negra
LR
X
X
X
Gurney's Everbearing
X
X
Haida
LR
X
X
X
Hambone
X
Hampton
X
X
Hankkijas Tuomas
X
X
Harlequin
X
X
X
Heidzel Blue HS
X
X
XX
Highland Burgundy
LR
X
X
X
Hindenburg
1916
X
X
X
Hokkai # 45
XX
X
X
Hokkaiaka
X
Houma
X
X
Huckleberry HS
X
X
XX
Hudson
X
X
Huinkul
X
Hunky
X
X
Hunter
X
X
Ilona HS
X
X
X
Ilse's North German HS
X
X
X
Inca Treasure
LR
X
X
XX
Indian Tlingit
LR
X
X
X
Inka Gold
X
X
XX
Institute de Beauvais
1884
X
X
X
Institute de Beauvais, Violette HS
X
X
X
Iopride
X
X
Irish Cobbler
1876
X
X
X
Irish Peace HS
X
X
X
Irish Treasure HS
X
X
X
Isla Caucahua HS
X
X
X
Island Sunshine
X
X
Itasca
X
Jämtlandsk Vit
1720
X
X
Jewett HS
XX
X
X
Jogeva Yellow Estonian HS
X
X
X
Johnny Gunter
LR
X
X
XX
Johnny Gunter Yellow
X
X
X
Jøssing
X
X
July
X
X
Kandidat
X
X
Karina
X
X
X
Kasjuri
X
Kasota
X
X
Kefermarkt Blau
X
X
X
Kemerovskii
X
X
X
Kenosha 1st Red
X
X
X
Kenya Akiba
X
X
X
Kenya Baraka HS
X
X
XX
Kerr's Pink
1907
HS
X
X
X
Kestrel
X
X
X
Khuchi Akita
LR
X
X
X
Kifli
X
X
X
King Edward
1902
X
X
X
King George V
1911
X
X
X
Koto HS
X
X
X
Kroop Neber SC
X
X
X
Kubanische Rote, Cuban Red HS
X
X
X
Kufri Jeevan HS
X
X
XX
La Ratte, Corne de Mouton
1872
X
X
X
La Royale
1899
X
X
X
La Veine Rose, La Belle Rose
X
X
X
Land League
X
X
X
Laram Ajawiri
X
X
X
Lauterbrunnen
X
X
X
Laverton
X
X
X
Lemhi Russet
X
X
X
Lenape
X
X
X
Lennoxville Rose
X
X
XX
Lila's German Yellow
X
X
X
Linzer Gelbe, Delikatessen
X
X
Linzer Rose, Pink HS
X
X
Llumchuy Waqachi
LR
X
X
XX
Long Blueish, Purple Chief
X
X
X
Lumpers
pre1800
X
X
X
Macintosh Black HS
X
X
X
Magic Molly
X
X
X
Magnum Bonum
1876
X
X
X
Mama Amarilla
X
X
Marc Warshaw's Quebec
X
X
X
Maris Bard
X
Maris Piper HS
X
X
X
Matsuyama
X
X
Maroon Bells
X
X
X
Maroon Bells TPS 2010
X
X
X
McIntyre Blue
pre1900
HS
X
X
X
Mesabi Purple
X
X
X
Michoacon HS
X
X
Michuacan
X
X
X
Midnight Beauty HS
X
X
XX
Mirton Pearl
X
X
X
Montanosa
X
X
XX
Morada Ojuda
LR
HS
X
XX
Monona
X
X
Morning Glory HS
X
X
X
Mountain Rose
X
X
X
Mr. Little Yetholm Gypsy
pre1900
X
X
X
Mrs. Moehrle Yellow Fleshed HS
X
X
X
Multa
X
X
Myatt's Ashleaf
pre1845
HS
X
X
Nagore HS
X
X
X
Negresse
1815
X
X
X
Nicola HS
X
X
X
Nice Red
X
X
X
Niska
X
X
X
Norchip
X
X
X
Norwegian
X
X
X
Nova Scotia Blue
X
X
X
O`Higgins Blue
X
X
X
Odenwaelder Blaue
1908
X
X
X
Oneida
X
Ontario
X
Ozette Fingerling
LR
HS
X
X
X
Paarsput HS
X
X
X
Papa Amarga
LR
X
X
X
Papa Cacho
LR
HS
X
X
X
Papa Chonca
X
X
XX
Parli
pre1800
HS
X
X
XX
Pastusa Suprema
X
X
X
Peanut
X
X
X
Peerless SC
X
X
X
Penobscot
X
X
Peruvian Blue HS
X
X
X
PI 320370 - Papa Criolla
LR
HS
X
X
X
PI 473276
LR
X
X
XX
Piekon Muikku, Puikoloita
X
X
X
Pimpernel
X
X
X
Poor Dog
X
X
X
Poorlander
pre1900
X
X
X
Purple Home Guard HS
X
X
X
Purple Peruvian HS
X
X
X
Purple Rose
X
Purple Sun HS
X
X
XX
Purple Viking HS
X
X
X
Quarantina
1880
HS
X
X
X
Rambling Rose HS
X
X
X
Ranger Russet
X
X
X
Rattviks Rod HS
X
Raud Kvaefjord
Raudar Islenskar
1760
HS
X
X
X
Red Acadian
X
X
XX
Red Beauty
X
X
X
Red Cloud
X
X
X
Red Dale, Reddale
X
X
X
Red Dutch
X
X
X
Red Gold
X
X
X
Red Island
?
X
Red Kote HS
?
X
X
Red Maria
X
X
X
Red Norland
X
X
Red Ox
X
X
X
Red Pontiac HS
X
X
X
Red Thumb
X
X
X
Red Warba
X
X
XX
Rewai
X
X
X
Rhine Red
X
X
X
Richter's Jubel
1908
X
X
X
Rideau HS
X
X
X
River John Blue
X
X
X
Riverwood HS
X
X
X
Robinta
X
X
X
Rodbrokig Svensk
LR
X
X
X
Roko Red HS
X
X
X
Rosa, [sport of Early Rose]
1861
X
X
X
Rosa Ungarische HS
X
X
XX
Rose Fir Apple HS
X
X
X
Rose Gold
X
X
X
Roslin Eburu
X
X
X
Rote Kipfler
LR
X
X
X
Round Blue Andean
X
X
X
Royal Gold HS
X
X
XX
Royal Kidney
1890
X
X
X
Ruby Gold HS
X
XX
Ruby Pulsiver's Bluenoser
X
X
X
Ruby Queen
pre1900
HS
X
X
X
Rural New Yorker 2
1888
X
X
X
Russet Burbank
1914
X
X
X
Russet Norkotah
X
X
X
Russet Sebago
X
X
X
Russian Banana HS
X
X
X
Russian Blue
1900
HS
X
X
X
Sangie HS
X
XX
X
Santo Amor HS
X
X
X
Sarpo Axona HS
X
X
X
Sarpo Mira HS
X
X
X
Sarpo Yelm
X
X
X
Saucisse, Reine des Celtes
1870
X
X
X
Scotia Blue
X
X
X
Sequoia HS
XX
X
X
Seneca Horn
pre1850
HS
X
X
X
Shamrock HS
X
Sharon's Blue
X
X
X
Shetland Black
X
X
X
Siberian, Fiery Eyes
pre1900
HS
X
X
XX
Sieglinde
X
X
X
Six Weeks
pre1900
HS
X
X
X
Skagit Valley Gold
X
X
X
Skerry Blue
1846
HS
X
X
Skerry Champion
pre1900
HS
X
X
X
Snowden
X
X
X
Snowdrift
X
X
X
Snowflake 1874
1874
XX
X
?
Stella's New Foundland
X
X
X
Stick Valley
X
X
X
Straight Banana
X
X
X
Strawberry Paw
X
X
X
Superior
X
X
X
Svart Potatis
X
X
Svenljunga Blå
X
X
X
Tanana Purple
X
X
X
Taws Down Black HS
X
X
X
Tet Red "Good Yield" HS
X
X
X
Tibet
X
X
X
Tobique HS
X
X
X
Tom Thumb
X
X
Torridon
X
X
X
Unalm Guisi
X
X
X
Up-to-Date
1894
HS
X
X
X
Ursus
X
X
X
Urgenta HS
X
X
X
Valisa
X
X
X
Verrayes
?
X
X
Vicasso
X
X
X
Vivaldi
X
X
X
Violette
pre1920
HS
X
X
X
Vriner
X
X
X
Weisse Lötschentaler
X
X
X
Wettstein's White Crescent
X
X
X
White Rose, Wisconsin Pride
1893
X
X
X
Wiesner aus Zillis
pre1800
HS
X
X
XX
Woudster
X
X
X
Yam
1771
X
X
X
Yellow Finn HS
X
X
X
Yellow Tumblestone
X
X
XX
Yema de Huevo
LR
X
X
XX
York
X
X
X
Yukon Gold
X
X
XX
Yungay
X
X
X
Variety name
Waxy
Starchy
Round shaped
Long shaped
Early
Late
Last entry # 381 Cuzco Market - Last update October 2014

Curzio Caravati is the Kenosha Potato Project Curator. He is a vendor and a manager at Kenosha HarborMarket [the market runs outdoors mid May to mid October and indoors for the balance of the year - you can find Curzio at the market almost every Saturday!

 

Wanted: Potato Gardeners

If you'd like to participate with the Kenosha Potato Project - here are your options:

  • If you live in Southeastern Wisconsin - please email me at seedsaver@curzio.com
  • If you live somewhere else in the USA or Canada - are you a member of Seed Saver Exchange? We have a few gardener who participate with the Kenosha Potato Project within the Seed Saver Exchange.
  • We have members of our Global Potato Network in Europe and are always please to cooperate with any gardener / farmer. Sending seed abroad is restricted or difficult ... but we may find ways to cooperate.
  • Also, please visit our study for Higher Yields with Potato grown in containers kenoshapotato.com

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