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Western Russet

Western Russet

Background:

Western Russet is a product of the USDA/ARS and the University of Idaho, originally crossed in 1979 and released in 2004.

Appearance:

Good external appearance and processing qualities. Oblong tubers with russet-brown skin. High percentage of U.S. No. 1 potatoes. Tuber size is moderate to large, with a slightly flattened shape, shallow eyes, and white flesh color.

Flavor Profile:

A moderately high specific gravity allows potatoes to bake up relatively dry and fluffy, slightly more moist than the Russet Burbank. Very good potato flavor.

Usage:

Grown for fresh and frozen french fry processing, with fry colors comparable to the Russet Burbank.

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