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Alturas Russet

Alturas Russet

Background:

A late-maturing, high-yielding russet potato cultivar with a high tuber specific gravity that was released in 2002 by the USDA/ARS and the Agricultural Experiment Stations of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. A high percentage of No. 1 potatoes is common with this variety.

Appearance:

Excellent conformation and an attractive medium-brown color with an oblong shape. They tend to be short.

Flavor Profile:

Culinary quality is high, with larger tubers suitable for fresh market if heavily russeted skin is not essential.

Usage:

Grown primarily for the processed market. Its resistance to the accumulation of sugars during long-term storage also makes it suitable for processing out of storage into french fries. Makes excellent mashed potatoes.