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Q: Potato species ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Potato species
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: kerrin-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 May 2006 03:13 PDT
Expires: 16 Jun 2006 03:13 PDT
Question ID: 729681
I am looking for a list of the different types of potatos with photos.
Not a photo of the plant but of the potato and a description of the

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 17 May 2006 05:57 PDT
Hi kerrin,

Is a clickable list suitable (click on variety to view image and description)?

The Potato Association of America
"Variety Images & Descriptions"

List of Potato Varieties Registered in Canada


Clarification of Question by kerrin-ga on 19 May 2006 19:00 PDT
Yes Hummer
That is great, just what I wanted
Thank you
Subject: Re: Potato species
Answered By: hummer-ga on 20 May 2006 04:52 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi kerrin,

Thank you for the good news and for giving me the opportunity to post
the links as an answer, I'm glad they hit the spot (or should I say

The Potato Association of America
"Variety Images & Descriptions"

List of Potato Varieties Registered in Canada

Washington Varieties for Fresh Use

"Good descriptions of potato varieties are in two out-of-print books
often found in university libraries: "Description of and Key to
American Potato Varieties," C.F. Clark and P.M. Lombard, USDA Circular
No.741, Issued April 1946 (Revised November 1951) and "North American
Potato Varieties," H.M. Darling. 1959 Potato Handbook, Potato
Varieties Issue, Potato Association of America (PAA)."

Thanks again,

Google Search Terms Used: potatoes potato varieties variety
kerrin-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
The answer was just what I was looking for

Subject: Re: Potato species
From: irlandes-ga on 01 Jul 2006 16:46 PDT
In Central Mexico, where potatoes originated, there are many types of
potatoes not found in other countries. Sounds like you are looking for
commercially grown potatoes, but there are many that are totally
different. Some years ago, National Geographic magazine did a msjor
article on them.  All different colors, some even black, and some
shaped almost like cork screws.  Really interesting.

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