In Vitro Potato Variety Collection

Tuber PlantletsThe New York State Foundation Seed Potato Program maintains disease-tested potato varieties in vitro in two collections, a larger collection in Ithaca and one on site at the Uihlein Farm in Lake Placid. The in vitro collection maintained at the Uihlein Farm presently consists of 93 varieties. All varieties introduced onto the Uihlein Farm are in the form of in vitro maintained and disease-tested plantlets. No tubers or soil-bearing potato plants are brought onto the Farm.