Coastal Russet

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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by the USDA from the cross (Russet Burbank x B8281-5) at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland (USA). Released in 1988.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1994
  • Registration number: 3970
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium large, erect; stems slightly pubescent; wings prominent, waved; nodes slightly swollen, pigmented.
  • Leaves: medium green, rough, closed; midribs and petioles not pigmented, slightly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; base lobed, mostly symmetrical; medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs; large; base lobed, asymmetrical.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.
  • Flowers: numerous; medium violet corolla with cream tips, flat when fully open; yellow-orange anthers; long peduncles (flowers well above foliage); flower buds pigmented.
  • Tubers: oblong to long, smooth; medium russetted tan skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: conical, pale purple; base weakly pigmented; apex very weakly pigmented; moderately pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety, early tuber set. Highly resistant to hollow heart and net necrosis caused by leaf roll. Good storability; short to medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: no after cooking discoloration; excellent for boiling and baking; not suitable for processing.
  • Chief Markets: count carton and special pack trade as a baker.

Reaction to Diseases

Good resistance: common scab, pink eye.
Susceptible: late blight.

References: 1, 6.

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