Innate® Gen 2 Varieties Approved by EPA, FDA
March 1, 2017

Three Innate® “Gen 2” varieties can now be grown and sold in the United States. Innate Atlantic (Hibernate), Innate Burbank (Glaciate) and Innate Ranger (Acclimate) varieties provide foliar late blight protection, providing growers with the ability to spray up to half the amount of late blight fungicide. Additionally, these varieties will produce 90% less acrylamide, reduced bruising and have the ability to store cold without accumulating high sugar content.  


Erik Gonring, Industry Affairs & Sustainability Manager at Simplot Plant Sciences stated, “We are continuing to pursue approvals in international markets, and recently learned that Australia / New Zealand have granted approval for Gen 1 Innate Russet Burbank (Cultivate) and that Japan is also on track for Russet Burbank approval later this summer.”


Simplot has indicated all Innate varieties will continue to be grown and sold under the Closed Loop system. The approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last week gives Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company permission to plant the potatoes this spring and sell them in the fall.