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Spring 2017

Specialty Varieties for Trial


The Tri-State Breeding Team has just announced lines that are available for possible exclusive licenses.

Click on the Exclusive Opportunities button to the left for more details.

Clearwater Russet (AOA95154-1)

Clearwater Russet

Minitubers for sale this Spring

Jenny Durrin at the University of Idaho potato lab has minitubers of several varieties available for sale. Ckick below to see what's available and for Jenny's contact details.

PDF (PDF) The Available Varieties

Mini-tuber Orders for 2018

Jenny Durrin at the Nuclear Seed Potato Lab at the University of Idaho is starting to multiply tissue culture plantlets for the next greenhouse crop which will be available Spring 2018.

Mid-December is the deadline if you are interested in ordering any long dormancy varieties such as Teton Russet, Alpine Russet or others. Long Dormancy lines are starred* and in bold below-

Due to limited greenhouse space, shorter dormancy varieties should also be ordered at this time. Deadline is early February.

PDF (PDF) See the list of available varieties.

New potato varieties chosen for McDonald’s fries


PULLMAN, Wash. – When it comes to potatoes, french fries are the big outlet for Columbia Basin farmers. And when it comes to selling french fries, McDonald’s is the holy grail.

Read the complete releaseOff-site link

Blazer Russet and Clearwater Russet are now accepted by McDonald's for "golden standard."

Read the press release:

McDonald's Gilroy Garlic Fries Officially Launch at McDonald's Restaurants Throughout Greater Bay Area Today

PVMI Varieties have had their Fingerprints taken!!

Dr. Vidyasagar (Sagar) Sathuvalli, Assistant Professor Potato Breeding and Genetics with his colleagues at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC), Oregon State University, have established the SSR Fingerprints for the PVMI varieties as well as for some other common lines. These are now available.

PDF (PDF) The fingerprinted varieties!

For more information, contact: Sagar on 541 567 6337
or email:

Change of Address

Please note that with immediate effect the address for all payments to PVMI will be:

PVMI, Inc., 60380 Chickasaw Way, Bend, OR, 97702, United States of America

2016 Royalty Form Available For Download

Go to the list of Documents and Agreements... » Off-site link

Tri-State Brochure

New A new brochure about the TriState Research and Breeding Program is now available. Tri State Brochure 2015 Cover s PDF Click here to download a (PDF)

Contact for paper copies.

Potato Virus Y Information

At Off-site link you will find information related to PVY strains, variety-strain interactions in tubers and leaves, and an excellent collection of photographs showing PVY symptoms under a variety of conditions in selected varieties. A ‘Discussion Forum ?is available for specific questions and can be posed to a variety of experts in this field.

Looking to Sell or Buy PVMI Varieties

The following are currently available for sale:

  •    500 CWT G3 Classic Russet, in Alaska
  •    500 CWT G3 Alturas, in Alaska
  • 7000 CWT G3 Yukon Nugget, in Idaho
  • 3000 CWT G3 Yukon Gem, in Montana

Please contact Jeanne on (541) 318-1485. or email at with the following details and they will be posted here.

Variety --:-- Generation --:-- CWT Available or Needed

New Website and Refurbished Research Library Database at

Since 2012 the Washington, Idaho, and Oregon potato commissions have cooperated in research funding and management, and have called this cooperative venture the Northwest Potato Research Consortium. The Consortium has been represented on the Web by, which included the ‘research library’ developed by the WSPC in the 2000s. Recently, a long-awaited redesign and reprogramming of the website was completed and is now live online.

For those of you with research library passwords, your old login will work on the new site. For those without a login and password, there is a user-friendly means to request a password. I encourage everyone to have a look, and of course offer feedback anytime!

Andy Jensen, Consortium Manager.

New Management Guidelines

Management Guidelines have been release for Mountain Gem Russet and Targhee Russet

. . . go to the Varieties page.

Payette Russet Storage

Check out the recently released Payette Russet Storage Bulletin.

PDF (PDF) Bulletin CIS 1220

Your Storage Solution!

Macro Plastics

PDF (PDF) Click here for more details.

Results from National Fry Processing Trial

The National Fry Processing Trial (NFPT) is a multi-year and multi-location national effort that aims at identifying new potato varieties with low acrylamide forming potential while maintaining or exceeding the agronomic quality and consumer acceptance found in current varieties.

Read More... » Off-site link

Zebra Chip (ZC)

Essential information about Zebra Chip (ZC) in the Columbia Basin: Identification, Late Season Control, and Storage

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New Tri-State Russets Comparison

A Multi year review by Washington State University of several new Tri-State lines shows impressive yields when compared to traditional russets.

Read More... »Off-site link

Potatoes and Diabetes

Researchers at Montana State University have found that several varieties of potatoes could foil type 2 diabetes. Among them is Huckleberry gold. Read the entire article.

PDF (PDF) The Prairie Star, February 5, 2016

Tri-States Specialty Review

USDA reviews Tri-State Specialty Potatoes AmaRosa, Purple Fiesta and TerraRosa

Click here, to link to the reportOff-site link

The TriState Selection Tour


Klamath Falls, October 7th & 8th, 2015