Named a variety in 2005, this is one of the newest graduates of the potato-breeding program of U.S. university research scientists in the Intermountain West and Pacific. It is ready to harvest earlier than other leading potatoes, meaning the Blazer Russet can replenish dwindling supplies of potatoes remaining in cold storage from the previous harvest.
The oblong, medium to large tubers average about 7 to 8 oz. each. They have characteristic light russeting on their brown to tan skin, with firm, cream-white, or white flesh inside.
Similar to Russet Burbank; yields dry and fluffy baked potatoes and golden fries with crisp outer flesh and dry mashed flavor center.
Well suited for fresh-market sale or for potato processors to make into frozen potato products.