Yellow Finn potato

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Potato 'Yellow Finn'
SpeciesSolanum tuberosum
Cultivar'Yellow Finn'

Yellow Finn is a potato cultivar. Its origin is sourced to Europe.[1][2] It is medium-sized with yellow flesh and skin that varies from white to yellow.[1]

Although its yields are described as low, the cultivar was widely grown in California by small-scale producers during the 1990s.[2]

A variety of the 'Yellow Finn' potato is grown on Lubbe Farms in Montesano, Washington as of 2016.[3] This variety was originally grown by Carl Gustav Riipinen on his farm in Montesano along the south bank of the Chehalis River. He brought them from Finland in the 1950s.

When growing this variety of potatoes farmers tend to harvest them when they are not grown to their full potential because the market tends to prefer smaller tubers of this variety.[4]

'Yellow Finn' has a dark yellow flesh, it also tends to have more of a flattened shape and deep eyes.[4] The plant grows to about 2–3 feet and needs a moderate amount of water. In terms of disease resistance it is known to be resistant to scab.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Yellow Finn" (PDF). Oregon State University. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  2. ^ a b "New specialty potato varieties give farmers growing and marketing options". University of California. Retrieved 2011-08-03. In California, the most popular varieties grown by small-scale producers are Yellow Finn and Bintje, both very old European varieties that are no longer protected and therefore are not subject to royalties (Middaugh 1999).
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b Resources, University of California Agriculture and Natural. "Specialty Potatoes". Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 2016-12-01.