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September 20, 2006  #1 
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Foreign VarietiesEvaluation and Breeding
As a potato breeder, I am always augmenting my parent blocks for breeding purposes. I grow old or newly introduced varieties for one to three years of increase, then I usually toss them out due to suspected viral contamination.. The new seedling hybrids produced from such a list take priority in grow outs and further crossing.
The foreign varieties came to me in a box weighing about 10 lbs for the nearly 100 clones. Each variety has two tubers no bigger than 1" (plus or minus), yet I cut them into maybe 8 hills. Some of those varieties will produce 40 lbs or more in those eight hills. When I get done digging, I will have over a ton of tubers, easily. I also have picked over one hundred pounds of hybrid and OP potato berries from this group alone. Some of the varieties listed below are new to me. Others, I have grown off and on over the last 50 years. I am constantly looking for unique flavors and agronomic characteristics which will help in my breeding work. I find it very difficult to sample all of these varieties and others in cooking tests. I will often eat upwards of 5 lbs. of potato samples in a day's time. I prefer boiling to all other cooking methods, but I have been doing a lot of french frying lately; sample after sample. This info is put down on paper to add to the True Potato Seed (TPS) packets. I could probably write a huge book on potato varieties, which is one of the reasons I agreed to be a moderator of the potato forum. I am just too lazy to write a book. Here is the list: FOREIGN VARIETIES ID CLONE DONOR PI 182550 ACKERSEGEN Germany PI 285264 ADVIRA Germany PI 607476 AEGGEBLOMME Sweden PI 341778 ALPHA Netherlands PI 639204 ALWARA United Kingdom PI 249611 AMBRA Czech Republic PI 407416 ARRAN PILOT Scotland PI 319425 ATZIMBA Mexico PI 639205 BERNADETTE United Kingdom PI 407417 BINTJE Netherlands PI 634776 BORA VALLEY Korea PI 635116 BP1 South Africa PI 607499 C91.612 Peru PI 634532 CANCHAN  INIA Peru PI 423647 CLIMAX Netherlands PI 587051 CORINE England PI 321620 COSIMA Germany PI 634531 COSTANERA Peru PI 451706 CROFT Scotland PI 527897 DRAYTON England PI 634777 EARLY VALLEY Korea PI 633601 EDEN United Kingdom PI 407419 EERSTELING DUKE OF YORK Scotland PI 423661 EIGENHEIMER Netherlands PI 614725 ELIN Sweden PI 237741 ELLA Germany PI 614710 EVA Sweden PI 199285 FRUHPERLE Germany PI 245808 FRUTILLA Chile PI 634778 GOGU VALLEY Korea PI 607477 GULAR VESTFIRSKAR Sweden PI 607486 HANKKIJA'S TUOMAS Sweden PI 587057 ICTA ALASKA Peru PI 349776 ISLA CAUCAHUA Russian Federation PI 611086 JOSSING Sweden PI 326021 JUANITA MexicoI PI 634779 JUICE VALLEY Korea PI 633598 KARNA Sweden PI 614720 KOTO Sweden PI 614724 KOTTPOTATIS Sweden PI 614711 LANG SVENSKE Sweden PI 614708 LANGE RODE Sweden PI 614707 LEKSANDS VIT Sweden PI 607488 LEMIN PUMAINEN Sweden PI 159353 LIBERTAS Netherlands PI 200117 LIMOSA Netherlands PI 475781 LOSCHISTSKIJ Russian Federation PI 595424 MANDEL Sweden PI 223730 MARITTA Germany PI 587049 MILA Poland PI 614723 MINEA Sweden PI 614722 OCTAVIA Sweden PI 362738 OGONEK Russian Federation PI 518592 PAPAS AMARGA China PI 475776 PENTLAND ACE Scotland PI 451707 PENTLAND DELL Scotland PI 451709 PENTLAND SQUIRE Scotland PI 607490 PeruJUNESBLAAR Sweden PI 633603 PITO Sweden PI 607484 PJELLFINN Sweden PI 634780 PURPLE VALLEY Korea PI 611083 RATTVIKS ROD Sweden PI 607478 RAUDAR ISLENSKAR Sweden PI 423663 RECORD Netherlands PI 634530 REICHE Peru PI 607479 ROD KVAEFJORD Sweden PI 607481 RODA KROKAR Sweden PI 614713 ROSA Sweden PI 614719 SABINA Sweden PI 423648 SASKIA Netherlands PI 614714 SEMLO Sweden PI 633602 SHERIFF United Kingdom PI 239567 SIEGLINDE Germany PI 614726 SILLA Sweden PI 614718 STINA Sweden PI 379605 STOLOVIJ 19 Russian Federation PI 607489 SVART VALDRES Sweden PI 607502 TACNA Peru PI 634781 TAEBOK VALLEY Korea PI 614716 TAMMISTON AIKAINEN Sweden PI 362741 TASTY Russian Federation PI 633604 TEENA United Kingdom PI 362742 TEMP Russian Federation PI 614715 TERTUS Sweden PI 633605 TORRIDON United Kingdom PI 527926 TROLL Norway PI 611085 TROMOYPOTET Sweden PI 611088 TURNOVER China PI 607485 TYLSTRUP ODIN Sweden PI 614709 VALTTI Sweden PI 607487 VANHA PUMAINEN Sweden PI 362744 VARMAS Russian Federation PI 614717 VESTAR Sweden PI 614721 VETO Sweden PI 634534 YUNGAY Peru PI 587054 ZAREWO Poland Tom Wagner Redmond, WA 
September 20, 2006  #2 
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Potatoes are also a big crop in my birth country Finland. Most of the potatoes sold there are grow domestically, so the country may not be listed as a big producer. I was surprised to notice that there was no varieties listed to be from there. But when I started to read the names, I found that many of the Swedish varieties had Finnish names. Swedish language is totally different from Finnish, so I am sure that these names are Finnish. The origin of these varieties may be Finland, but they have got into distribution via Sweden.
PI 607486 HANKKIJA'S TUOMAS Sweden (Hankkija is a farm supplier in Finland, Tuomas is male name) PI 633598 KARNA Sweden (Kärnä is a place in Finland) PI 614720 KOTO Sweden (=Home) I 607488 LEMIN PUMAINEN Sweden (=Lemi's Red, should be spelled PUNAINEN) PI 633603 PITO Sweden (=Banquet) PI 614716 TAMMISTON AIKAINEN Sweden (=Tammisto's Early) I 614709 VALTTI Sweden (=Ace) PI 607487 VANHA PUMAINEN Sweden (=Old Red) PI 614721 VETO Sweden (=Pull) 
September 20, 2006  #3 
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Svalli,
I did know that those were Finnish varieties, but the country providing the germplasm is how the import certificate works. Thanks for those local names, it sure makes it nice to research more than one name for a variety. I have progeny from all those you have listed, and the offspring and their progeny sure show the diversity of the clones that must have predated the originals. Tom Wagner 
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