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Burbank Russett Potato

Dependable late-season producer

Best-selling late variety produces large, dependable yields. Also known as the Idaho potato, these tubers are fine flavored, white fleshed and brown skinned. They store well and are ideal for baking, frying and boiling.



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  • Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum 'Russet Burbank'; Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
  • Height: 30 - 36 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 to 15 inches apart with 30-36 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 3 to 5 inches
  • Spread: 24-30 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 100 lbs./100 foot row
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Fruit: Oblong, shapely tubers. Fine-flavored white flesh, meaty texture, brown skinned
  • Zone: 3 - 9 (-30° F.)
  • Form: Annual, upright
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained sandy loam. pH 4.8 - 5.4 Will grow on higher pH sometimes become scabby
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: 2 lbs. of seed potatoes. If a seed potato is over 1 inch in diameter, you can cut them into pieces, leaving 1 - 2 eyes per piece. 2 lbs. of seed potatoes will make approximately 10 - 15 potato sets when cut and will plant a 10 - 15 foot row.
  • Comments: Large, dependable yields. Best-selling late variety. Stores very well. Doesn't bruise easily. Shallow eyes, well netted. Not recommended for hot area. Fertilize at planting time. Mound soil over row as plants emerge to protect tubers from turning green in sun. Harvest after tops turn yellow. Can be stored at 40-50 degrees F (cooler temps turn starch to sugar and warmer temps may cause them to sprout). SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: DO NOT STORE WITH APPLES! USES: BAKING, FRYING, BOILING STORES VERY WELL. LARGE, DEPENDABLE YIELDS. DOESN'T BRUISE EASILY. WHITE FLESH & BROWN SKIN. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HOT AREAS. THE IDAHO POTATO. SHOWS GOOD RESISTANCE TO SCAB, BLACK LEG & FUSARIUM STORAGE WILT. FERTILIZE AT PLANTINGTIME. * SPRINKLE A TABLESPOON OF 10-10-10 FERTILIZER IN THE SPACE BETWEEN EACH POTATO PIECE. DO NOT APPLY THE FERTLIZER DIRECTLY TO THE POTATOES AS IT CAN BURN THE TUBERS. AFTER PLANTS ARE 8-10 INCHES TALL, USE A HOE AND PILE SEVERAL INCHES OF SOIL UP AROUND THE STEMS; THIS IS CALLED HILLING. THIS PREVENTS EXPOSURE OT THE SUN WHICH CAUSES TUBERS TO BECOME GREEN AND INEDIBLE.

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