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Varieties Details: Russet Burbank

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.

GENERAL

Origin & Breeding:
Bred and selected by L. Burbank in Santa Rosa, California, around 1880.
Year Registered in Canada:
1923
Registration Number:
P-17
Maturity:
Late

BOTANICAL FEATURES

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.
Flowers:
medium sized, white corolla; dark olive green buds, drop readily.
Tubers:
large, long, cylindrical or slightly flattened; lightly to heavily netted russetted brown skin; eyes numerous, evenly distributed, shallow, sometimes protuberant; white flesh.
Sprouts:
brownish purple.

AGRICULTURAL FEATURES

Description:
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 baking and French frying, good for boiling.
Chief Markets:
fresh market, processing for french fries.

REACTION TO DISEASES

Moderately Resistant:
common scab, fusarium dry rot (Fusarium oxysporum and F. sambucinum).
Highly Resistant:
black leg
Susceptible:
fusarium dry rot (F. coeruleum), late blight, leaf roll, seed-piece decay, tuber net necrosis, verticillium wilt, PVX, PVY.
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