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.
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Updated: October 12, 2017

Potato Cultivars Suggested for Pennsylvania and Resistance Characteristics
Potato cultivars recommended for PA based on several years of on-going research trials.
CultivarsLate BlightEarly BlightCommon Scab
AtlanticSMSMS
AndoverSSMR
ChieftainSMSMS
E11-45SMSMR
ElbaMRMRMS
EvaSMSMR
KatahdinMSMRMS
KennebecMRMRMS
Keuka GoldSSR
NorlandSVSR
NorvalleySSMR
NorwisSSS
PikeMRMRR
Red PontiacSSS
RebaSMSMR
Russet NorkotahSVSMR
SalemSMSR
SebagoMRMRMR
SnowdenMSMRMS
SuperiorSSR
Yukon GoldSVSS

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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