Russet Burbank

Maincrop, worldwide grown, white-fleshed French fries variety for the fast food industry (QSR).

  • Processing
  • Long and large tubers
  • High dry matter content
  • Good storability

Suitable markets

Processing

Fries

Most important Russet Burbank statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 5
  • Tuber shape
    Long
  • Flesh Colour
    White | 4,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • Skin colour
    Other
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Moderate | 4

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    454
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | C
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Long | 8
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    -
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • Talent ®
    -5% less tubers and / or mutant sensitive | 4
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Very sensitive | 4,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    24,3%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    Excellent | 8
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Moderate | 5,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4,5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Common scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    -
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    -
  • Fusarium
    Susceptible | 5
  • Erwinia
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    -
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5
  • Leafroll
    Very susceptible | 4
  • A
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • X
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Yn
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Yntn
    -
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Would you like to know more about the Russet Burbank?

The best way to guarantee a good harvest and the best return on your investment is to start out with healthy, high-quality seed potatoes and expert advice. At Agrico, we are committed to and invest in knowledge and research. This has enabled us to cultivate a wide range of unique potato varieties that display effective resistance, strong variety characteristics and a high yield. Naturally, the seed potatoes we supply are fully certified.

If you have any specific questions about the Russet Burbank or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.

Richard Mooijweer

Product Manager