Depth of Field: September 28, 2018

That’s a bunch of spuds! Willie Riggs, then-director of the Klamath Basin Agriculture Research and Extension Center, stands beside a mountain of potatoes, part of the Western regional and Tri-state potato variety trial. The world-renowned Tri-State breeding program (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho) has released over 30 new varieties of potatoes, including the uniquely colored Purple Pelisse.

Related: Read what OAP had to say about the Purple Pelisse when it made its 2009 debut “The Making of a Potato Champion.” 

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