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SEED POTATOES

Russet Burbank

Key Features

Highlights

Medium to high yielding variety, attractive appearance, washes well at maturity. Long dormancy period, stores well. Requires a uniform moisture supply and long growing season to produce maximum quality tubers and to prevent knobbiness and second growth. To produce large tubers, plants must be spaced 30 to 45 cm apart. High total solids.

Utilization

Excellent for boiling, baking, chipping, and french frying.

Chief Markets

Fresh market, processing for french fries.


Characteristics

Maturity

Late to very late

Plants

Medium sized, spreading; stems medium thick, prominently angled, slightly mottled reddish purple; nodes slightly swollen.

Leaves

Moderately open, medium sized; midribs scantly pubescent.

Terminal leaflets: large, elliptical-ovate, tip obtuse; base slightly truncate.
Primary leaflets: large, elliptical to ovate, four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: generally three pairs.

Tubers

Large, long, cylindrical or slightly flattened; lightly to heavily netted russet-colored skin; eyes numerous, evenly distributed, shallow, sometimes protuberant; white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Resistant

Black leg

Moderately Resistant

Common scab, fusarium dry rot (F. oxysporum and F. sambucinum).

Susceptible

Fusarium dry rot (F. coeruleum), late blight, leaf rot, seed-piece decay, tuber net necrosis, verticillium wilt, PVX, PVY.