AC Stampede Russet

This page is part of the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).

Looking for related documents?
Search for related documents in the Guidance Document Repository

PDF (12 kb)

Click on Image for Larger View

Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by the potato breeding program of Texas A & M University from the cross (Lemhi Russet x BR7091-1) in 1980. Selected jointly by Agiculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Station (Alberta) and Texas A & M University.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1998
  • Registration number: 4833
  • Maturity: medium to late season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium height, erect; stems moderately pigmented, particularly at the nodes; prominent straight single wings; nodes not swollen.
  • Leaves: medium green, open, pubescent; midribs moderately pigmented; petioles strongly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base truncate and asymmetrical; weakly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base truncate and asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous, medium size violet corolla, very prominent star; bright yellow anther; flower bud strongly pigmented; peduncle moderately pigmented; medium berry production.
  • Tubers: oblong; russetted brown skin; shallow eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; not prominent eyebrows; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical, moderately pubescent; base violet, weakly pigmented; apex green.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety of attractive appearance; medium number of tubers per plant, very uniform in size; low level of internal and external defects; good storability; medium dormancy period; high specific gravity.

Best performance under irrigated conditions; optimum spacing at 30 cm; high rate of nitrogen required for optimum tuber size.

  • Utilization: no cooking discolouration; moderate sloughing after boiling; very good for boiling (mealy texture) and baking (moist texture); excellent for french frying.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market, french fries.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: verticillium wilt, fusarium dry rot.
Moderately resistant: early blight, common scab.
Susceptible: late blight.

References: 1, 8.

Send us your comments regarding potato variety descriptions.

Date modified: