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Old September 20, 2006   #1
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Default Foreign Varieties-Evaluation 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.

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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 TURN-OVER 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

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Old 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)
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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 pre-dated the originals.

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