Colorado seed potatoes move into the international market

KayDee GilkeyOne of my favorite parts of participating in the Potato Expo each year is connecting with potato industry folks. For 17 years, the Colorado Certified Potato Growers has participated with a booth at the Potato Expo. I asked Manager Preston Stanley what difference the participation has made for Colorado seed potato growers. Stanley: “It is an awareness for our area and it’s an awareness for potatoes. People think there is only one kind of potato. We grow over 100 different varieties with that comes exposure. If you know how the market is at right now — the specialty market is where it is at. We have at least 70 different specialty potatoes that people can look at and enjoy.” He said one of the most popular specialty varieties is the Harvest Moon which is a purple-skinned potato with a yellow flesh. Stanley continues with an update of where Colorado certified seed potatoes are grown across the county and now internationally. More