Pike (potato)

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Pike is a variety of potato released by the Cornell and Pennsylvania Experimental Stations in March 1996. This clone originated from a cross made in 1981 between Allegany and Atlantic potato varieties. It is resistant to infection by golden nematode, common scab, golden necrosis, and foliage infection by Phytophthora.[1] Pike is intended to be used agriculturally, specifically for use in potato chips.

Botanical features[edit]

  • Specific gravity comparable to Atlantic
  • Produce light-colored chips after 7C storage
  • Full season variety
  • Tubers are skin color with flaky surface
  • Tuber shape is round
  • Plants are medium height
  • Leaves are medium green
  • Three pairs per leaf for leaflets
  • Anthers are orange, broad cone


  1. ^ Plaisted, R. L.; Halseth, D. E.; Brodie, B. B.; Slack, S. A.; Sieczka, J. B.; Christ, B. J.; Paddock, K. M.; Peck, M. W. (1998). "Pike: A full season scab and golden nematode resistant chipstock variety". American Journal of Potato Research 75 (3): 117–120. doi:10.1007/BF02895845.