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Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics

Host resistance is an important tool for managing diseases. Potato cultivars vary in susceptibility to common diseases including late blight, early blight and common scab.

Here is a list of potato cultivars recommended for PA based on several years of on-going research trials.

Cultivars Late Blight Early Blight Common Scab
Atlantic S MS MS
Andover S S MR
Chieftain S MS MS
E11-45 S MS MR
Elba MR MR MS
Eva S MS MR
Katahdin MS MR MS
Kennebec MR MR MS
Keuka Gold S S R
Norland S VS R
Norvalley S S MR
Norwis S S S
Pike MR MR R
Red Pontiac S S S
Reba S MS MR
Russet Norkotah S VS MR
Salem S MS R
Sebago MR MR MR
Snowden MS MR MS
Superior S S R
Yukon Gold S VS S

R= resistant, MR= moderately resistant, MS= moderately susceptible, S= susceptible and VS= very susceptible

For additional information regarding the results of the latest research trials visit the Penn State Potato Research Program website.

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Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics

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Beth K. Gugino
  • Associate Professor Vegetable Pathology
Phone: 814-865-7328