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Russet Norkotah

Russet Norkotah

Background:

Released in 1987 by North Dakota State University, this variety now ranks second in popularity for fresh-market use. Attractive type (refers to consistent oval shape); a high percentage of No. 1 potatoes is common with this early-maturing variety. Available August through June.

Appearance:

Excellent conformation; attractive medium-brown color with a long to oblong shape.

Flavor Profile:

A mild potato flavor with a soft texture and moderate density. Tends to bake up creamy and moist, not grainy. Moderately chewy skin. White to pale yellow interior. Medium specific gravity for most; newer generations grown in Idaho have higher starch content.

Usage:

Grown primarily for the fresh market. Because of the uniform appearance, has had good success in the retail grocery segment and foodservice. Well suited to all preparation types.

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