SEED VARIETIES

Stable, Dependable Seed Potato Varieties

Russet Varieties

Russet varieties grown by San Acacio Seed, LLC are early to late maturing fresh market varieties ranging from 95-118 day growing day averages.

Varieties consistently featured for seed sale each season are Russet Norkotah Selections, Reveille Russets, and Centennial Russets.

Russet Norkotah 296

Norkotah 296 Russet Seed Potatoes
A fast maturing popular determinant varietal strain with moderately vigorous upright vines and white flowers ideal for the fresh market.

Texas Russet Norkotah 296 is a visually appealing potato with an oblong tuber shape and a white internal flesh color. TX 296 have the ability to produce a higher number of sets per plant than other selections.

Norkotah 296 Russet Seed Potatoes from San Acacio Seed
Russet Norkotah 296
Source Texas A&M
Vine Vigor Moderate
Tolerance to heat/Verticillium early die High tolerance to verticillium early die
Tolerance to Frost/Hail Moderate
Tubers Per Plant Lower some years but typically moderate producing
Adapted Soils Best suited to medium soils with moderate sodium levels
Nitrogen Unit goals for 450 Cwt. average yield goal Medium
Total Nitrogen Need 200-220 Units
Planter N 70-100 Units
Side Dress N 40-50 Units
Nitrogate N up to 70 Units
Commercial Seed Spacing 10.5-11.5 Inches
Roots-Primary Root Mass Medium Root Mass Size (Avg. 16 Inches)
Average Maturity Days 113
Average Yield Cwt. 440 Cwt.
Storability Medium

*These are basic characteristics and each growing area and growing program is different. Adjustments for your individual purpose and program must be made dependent on local conditions.

*Information sourced from “Russet Norkotah Selections Management Guide” Authors- Jon Gilley, Agronomist/LeRoy Salazar, Engineer/ Charles Higgins, Agronomist

*Please contact San Acacio Seed, LLC for seed availability or questions.

Russet Norkotah 278

Norkotah278 Russet Seed PotatoesA fast maturing determinate varietal strain with upright vigorous vines and white flowers ideal for the fresh market.

Texas Russet Norkotah 278 is a sturdy, bulkier, and oblong shaped potato with a white internal flesh color. This selection performs exceptionally well in higher heat degree areas due to a larger root mass which encourages better performance in drought conditions and helps in overall plant recovery potential.

Norkotah 278 Russet Seed Potatoes from San Acacio Seed

Russet Norkotah 278
Source Texas A&M
Vine Vigor High
Tolerance to heat/Verticillium early die High tolerance to heat and verticillium early die
Tolerance to Frost/Hail Medium tolerance due to Vine Vigor
Tubers Per Plant Moderately lower some years
Adapted Soils Best suited to tough loamy soils and is salt tolerant
Nitrogen Unit goals for 450 Cwt. average yield goal Low
Total Nitrogen Need 180-220 Units
Planter N 90-100 Units
Side Dress N 0
Nitrogate N up to 120 Units
Commercial Seed Spacing 11-12 Inches
Roots-Primary Root Mass Larger Root Mass Size (Avg. 16 Inches)
Average Maturity Days 110-113
Average Yield Cwt. 440
Storability Medium

Russet Norkotah 3

Norkotah 3 Russet Seed PotatoesA fast maturing determinate varietal strain with taller upright vines than any other russet selection and white flowers ideal for the fresh market.

Colorado Russet Norkotah 3 is generally oblong in shape and is an ideal selection to plant if looking for larger size potential. As a general note: Norkotah 3’s can vary in shape and can be susceptible to misshape if not managed properly.

Norkotah 3 Russet Seed Potatoes from San Acacio Seed
Russet Norkotah 3
Source CSU
Vine Vigor High
Tolerance to heat/Verticillium early die High tolerance to verticillium early die. Medium to high heat tolerance (Variety is susceptible to misshapen growth if subjected to extreme heat)
Tolerance to Frost/Hail Medium tolerance due to Vine Vigor
Tubers Per Plant Moderately lower some years
Adapted Soils Best suited to tough loamy soils and is salt tolerant
Nitrogen Unit goals for 450 Cwt. average yield goal Moderate to Extremely Low
Total Nitrogen Need 140-160 Units
Planter N 70-100 Units
Side Dress N 0
Nitrogate N up to 60 Units
Commercial Seed Spacing 9-11 Inches
Roots-Primary Root Mass Larger Root Mass Size (Avg. 16-18 Inches)
Average Maturity Days 113-118
Average Yield Cwt. 460 Cwt
Storability Medium

*These are basic characteristics and each growing area and growing program is different. Adjustments for your individual purpose and program must be made dependent on local conditions.

*Information sourced from “Russet Norkotah Selections Management Guide” Authors- Jon Gilley, Agronomist/LeRoy Salazar, Engineer/ Charles Higgins, Agronomist

*Please contact San Acacio Seed, LLC for seed availability or questions.

Russet Norkotah 8

Norkotah 8 Russet Seed PotatoesA fast maturing determinate varietal strain with slightly upright medium vines and white flowers ideal for the fresh market.

Colorado Russet Norkotah 8 is generally taller than other strains of russets such as the TX 112 and due to its rather high vine vigor, has better potential for hail or frost recovery and a higher tolerance to heat and early die than a standard Norkotah. This is a moderately to higher performing variety that performs well with considerably less Nitrogen then the standard Norkotah and does well in moderately good soils. In general, a Russet Norkotah 8 is oblong in shape and is visually appealing with inner white flesh.

Norkotah 8 Russet Seed Potatoes from San Acacio Seed
Russet Norkotah 8
Source CSU
Vine Vigor Moderately Higher
Tolerance to heat/Verticillium early die High tolerance to verticillium early die and heat.
Tolerance to Frost/Hail Higher tolerance to frost and hail damage
Tubers Per Plant Moderate
Adapted Soils Best suited to sandy loam soils and is low sodium
Nitrogen Unit goals for 450 Cwt. average yield goal Moderate
Total Nitrogen Need 210-230 Units
Planter N 70-100 Units
Side Dress N 40-50
Nitrogate N up to 90 Units
Commercial Seed Spacing 11-12 Inches
Roots-Primary Root Mass Medium Root Mass Size (Avg. 14-16 Inches)
Average Maturity Days 110-113
Average Yield Cwt. 440 Cwt
Storability Medium

*These are basic characteristics and each growing area and growing program is different. Adjustments for your individual purpose and program must be made dependent on local conditions.

*Information sourced from “Russet Norkotah Selections Management Guide” Authors- Jon Gilley, Agronomist/LeRoy Salazar, Engineer/ Charles Higgins, Agronomist

*Please contact San Acacio Seed, LLC for seed availability or questions.

Yellow Varieties

The yellow variety grown by San Acacio Seed, LLC is an early Maturing fresh market table variety proven to perform well in Organic and Conventional conditions.

The variety featured for sale is the yellow Soraya.

Research on varietal performance for new selections is conducted to identify yield potential, shape, storability, and other essential characteristics desired by a commercial market for yellow varieties.

Yellow Soraya

Soraya Yellow Fleshed Seed PotatoesSoraya is a dark yellow skinned potato with a very deep yellow internal flesh color that has been proven to perform well organically.

Soraya is medium to high yielding and has a very low nutrient requirement, making this variety attractive to growers. An advantage of Soraya includes medium to long term storability piled at 10 to 12 feet. Soraya has a vigorous vine and an aggressive rooting system.

Soraya Yellow Seed Potatoes from San Acacio Seed
Yellow Soraya
Source Norika
Vine Vigor Good - 45 Days of 100% Canopy
Tolerance to heat/Verticillium early die Performs well with consistent water applications.
Tolerance to Frost/Hail Medium to Good Recovery Potential
Tubers Per Plant 10 to 12 Tubers Per Plant
Adapted Soils Performs well in Medium Soils/Sandy Soils
Nitrogen Unit goals for 450 Cwt. average yield goal 120 Lbs.
Total Nitrogen Need Extremely Low 80 to 120 Lbs.
Planter N 50 Lbs. Approx.
Side Dress N
Nitrogate N 30-70 Lbs.
Commercial Seed Spacing 11-12 Inches
Roots-Primary Root Mass Strong Root Vigor- Aggressive in rescuing available N
Average Maturity Days 95-110 Days
Average Yield Cwt. 450 + with 120 lbs. of N
Storability Very Good - Medium to Long Term Storability. Sprout Nip at 4 weeks in storage.

*These are basic characteristics and each growing area and growing program is different. Adjustments for your individual purpose and program must be made dependent on local conditions.

*Information sourced from Charles Higgins, Agronomist

*Please contact San Acacio Seed, LLC for seed availability or questions.

Our isolated growing conditions produce consistent quality seed potatoes

The constant monitoring of pests both in-house and by consultants, the use of oils along with insecticides, early kill, proper rotation of fields with small grains and soil health crops, state-of-the-art storages, and strict sanitation protocols allow SAS to provide the quality seed that clients have come to expect.

The isolation of the growing area insures that neighboring fields are not a source of inoculums. The increased acreage under the SAS partnership allows us to meet the increased demands for quality Certified Seed Potatoes. Quality is achieved through constant eyes and care throughout the growing season.

SAS utilizes additional resources such as Agro-Engineering at www.agro.com and Soil Health Services (719-588-0836), along with other crop consultants and resources to aid in year-round crop and storage monitoring

CONTACT SAS

SAN ACACIO SEED, LLC

P.O. Box 451, San Luis, Colorado  81152

info@sanacacioseed.com

LeRoy Salazar 719.588.0131

Kent Price 719.850.4014

Amanda Wakasugi 505.787.7054

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