University of Florida Potato Variety Trials Spotlight: Snowden
Typical internal flesh color of ‘Snowden’ potato variety.
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Mwatuwa, Rodrick Z., Christian T. Christensen, and Lincoln Zotarelli. 2016. “University of Florida Potato Variety Trials Spotlight: Snowden: HS1286/HS1286, 10/2016”. EDIS 2016 (9). Gainesville, FL:5.


This 5-page fact sheet describes a new University of Florida potato variety named Snowden. ‘Snowden’ is a potato variety that is commonly grown for the potato chip market. It was named and released in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin’s Lelah Starks Potato Breeding Farm in Rhinelander, WI. Tuber production and quality results provided in this spotlight are summarized from various variety trials conducted by the University of Florida’s Hastings Agricultural and Extension Center from 1998 to 2015. Written by Rodrick Z. Mwatuwa, Christian T. Christensen, and Lincoln Zotarelli, and published by the Horticultural Sciences Department, October 2016.

HS1286/HS1286: University of Florida Potato Variety Trials Spotlight: 'Snowden' (
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