American Potato Journal

, Volume 67, Issue 2, pp 83–91 | Cite as

Reducing sugar accumulation in progeny families of cold chipping potato clones

  • M. K. Ehlenfeldt
  • D. F. Lopez-Portilla
  • A. A. Boe
  • R. H. Johansen


Two North Dakota breeding clones, ND860-2 and ND2221-6 accumulate very little reducing sugar in low temperature storage and will produce acceptably colored chips with little reconditioning. Progeny from diallel crosses of ND860-2, ND2221-6, Norchip and Kennebec were evaluated for reducing sugar and total sugar accumulation after 100 days of cold storage (3–4°C). Crosses of the North Dakota clones with Norchip or Kennebec produced families whose distributions were skewed towards the high parent with respect to reducing sugar values; about 2% had levels near the two low parents. Crosses between ND860-2 and ND2221-6 produced reciprocal families in which an average of 8% of the progeny had levels as low as these two parents.

Key words

Solanum tuberosum reconditioning storage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Ehlenfeldt
    • 1
  • D. F. Lopez-Portilla
    • 2
  • A. A. Boe
    • 3
  • R. H. Johansen
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Associate, Department of HorticultureNorth Dakota State University, at Red River Valley Potato Research LaboratoryEast Grand Forks
  2. 2.Universidad Nac del AltiplanoPunoPeru
  3. 3.Department of HorticultureNorth Dakota State UniversityFargo

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