U.S. Chipping Potatoes
The United States leads the world in potato chip manufacturing due to the high-quality of U.S. chipping potatoes. Companies around the world can access these same high-quality chipping potatoes for processing in their facilities. U.S. chipping potatoes offer buyers a wide variety, as well as year-round availability thanks to the different growing regions in the United States. Potatoes USA also offers support for U.S. customers including variety and exporter information; technical assistance during shipping, receiving and processing; and a chipping-potato samples program.
U.S. quality begins with top quality certified seed planted in the U.S.' fertile soil and grown in a climate optimal for potato growing. U.S. potato growers take care to use the best production practices for a healthy crop. Careful harvesting, proper handling, and modern equipment all help to maintain the high-quality of chipping potatoes from the field to the manufacturing plant.
Proper storage of chipping varieties is vitally important. Potato storage in the United States consists of modern facilities using the latest technologies. This maximizes the storage life span of the potatoes. As with all potatoes grown in the United States, U.S. chipping potatoes are inspected, sorted and graded using strict U.S. industry standards in keeping with requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
U.S. growers harvest potatoes all four seasons of the year, with the larger portion of the crop harvested in the fall from September through November. Potatoes not sent to market immediately are put in storage and kept throughout the remainder of the marketing season. Because U.S. growers plant and harvest chipping potatoes throughout the country and year-round, there are potatoes available for export all year. The different potato varieties that U.S. growers produce represent a breadth of storage, shipping and chipping characteristic. So, based on your operational needs, you'll find the U.S. potato variety that best meets them.
SUMMARY OF U.S. CHIP-STOCK VARIETIES
Variety Gravity Maturity Storability Tuber Shape Skin Color Flesh Color ALTURAS High Late Short Oblong Tan White ANDOVER Medium Early to Mid Medium Short Oval White White ATLANTIC High Midseason Medium Short Oval Buff White CHIPETA High Mid to Late Medium Short Oval White to Tan White DAKOTA PEARL Med to High Midseason Long Round White White IVORY CRISP High Midseason Medium Round White White KENNEBEC Med to High Midseason Medium Short Oval Buff White LACHIPPER Medium Midseason Short Short Oval White White MARCY Medium-High Midseason Long Round to Oval White White MEGACHIP Medium-high Late Long Round to Oval White White NORVALLEY Medium Midseason Medium Round to Oblong White Cream-white NORWIS Medium Midseason Short Oval White to Tan Pale Yellow PIKE High Midseason Medium Short Oval Buff White REBA Medium Mid to Late Long Short Oval White White SNOWDEN High Late Short Round Tan White