Choose a Variety
Alberta Potato Growers produce 35-40 varieties of table fresh potatoes for you to choose from, each with a “best for” cooking procedure for optimum results. Follow the links below to find out more about the most common varieties and their preferred cooking methods.
PGA’s Top Varieties
See our list of 10 popular varieties grown in Alberta and the best cooking methods for the best results.
See Canada Food & Inspection list of registered varieties including images, best cooking methods, and planting durations.
Every year, the PGA plants and harvests many approved varieties at our plots at the Crop Diversification Centre in Lethbridge each year. These demonstration plots are part of the PGA’s Annual Field Day where Growers and Industry can observe the different varieties in real conditions. We showcase four of these varieties at the APIA Potato Bar during our Potato Convention & Trade Show each November. The remainder are washed and packaged into 5lb bags and distributed every December along with a list of new recipes. Our recipients include care facilities, shelters, restaurants and local consumers, and they provide feedback on the varieties they were given.
PGA Guide on Buying & Preparing
Quick tips on buying, storing, and cooking potatoes and what variety will work best in your favourite recipe.