Tucker Farms, Inc.
Certified Seed and Tablestock Potato Varieties
Upstate Abundance, formerly NY150
Parentage: NY121 x Jacqueline Lee (2004)
Released: August 2017
Breeder/Agency: Walter De Jong/Cornell University
PVP status: Applied for

Commentary: It is quite clear to us that NY150 acquired its unusual growth habit and other unusual characteristics from its ancestry: Multiple generations of Peruvian, Argentine and Mexican cultivars are among the pedigree/heritage of this new unique cultivar from Cornell. We find its flavor and texture unsurpassed by any extant cultivar. We hope you do too. 

Production Characteristics
  • Maturity: Officially, early, but our experience suggests it is actually mid to late season
  • Yield: Medium; pub. yields range from low to medium due to cited factors. Our 2015 experience: 500 lbs planted yielded 8600 lbs harvested in a ratio of 35% Size A and 65% Size B, not including creamers
  • Tuber Set: Heavy, with prodigious numbers of small tubers. Sets tubers continuously all season, each set is higher in the hill; smallest tubers may be green without sufficient hilling. 
  • Nitrogen: TBD
  • Specific Gravity: 1.079 avg., 0.011 less than Atlantic
  • Diseases: Susceptible to common scab, shatter bruise, blackspot bruise. Resistant to Golden nematode Ro1, PVY, late blight, hollow heart, growth cracks, brown center, vascular disease, internal necrosis
  • Skin, Skin set: Strong skin set, occurring naturally before plant senescence
  • Storage/dormancy: Excellent. About 2 weeks longer than Atlantic. Very low weight loss from 50 F storage. An excellent keeper
  • Market: Specialty tablestock and chipping. Niche markets looking for small, bright white ‘creamer’ and ‘B’ size tubers.  Do not subject them to sunlight or fluorescent lighting--they will turn green quicker than most
  • Advantages: Very attractive, bright white, round, shallow-eyed tubers. Very few pickouts. Good chip color from 50 F storage
Physical Characteristics
  • Plant
    • Habit, canopy: Many vines per hill. Vigorous growth, upright to spreading habit
    • Inflorescences: White with yellow-green flares, yellow anthers. Occasionally sets seedballs
    • Stems: Light green
    • Leaves: Light green
  • Tubers
    • Skin color and texture: Bright white, smooth
    • Shape: Round to mostly round, uniform size, occasional misshapen
    • Flesh color: Bright white
    • Eye depth/distribution: Shallow, well distributed
    • Overall appearance: A strikingly beautiful round white tuber
Culinary Characteristics
  • Taste, flavor: Superlative, better than Peter Wilcox. All who have tried it, love its flavor and its creaminess. It has long had a cult following at the Cornell Breeding Program in Ithaca and is acquiring one in Lake Placid and Niskayuna, NY
  • Texture after cooking: Creamy. Will not darken after cooking or slough after boiling or steaming
  • Uses: Extremely versatile. Perfect for soups, stews, roasting, boiling, mashing, chips, steamer bags and salt potatoes. As creamers, kids love them as ‘kid sized’ potatoes. They pop them straight into their mouths