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Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Russet Burbank'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Russet Burbank
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:

Hybrid Tuber

Landrace - Heritage

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

101 to 110 days

111 to 120 days

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Skin Color:

Buff

Skin Texture:

Russet (rough, netting)

Flesh Color:

White

Tuber Shape:

Oval

Long

Tuber Size:

Medium

Large

Very Large

Typical Yield:

Medium

Many

Texture:

Dry (floury, mealy)

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Danbury, Connecticut

Las Vegas, Nevada

Spokane, Washington

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 23, 2008, curzio from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Large size, oblong, russeted tubers with white flesh. Released in 1914 as a sport of Burbank (which was released in 1876 as a seedling of Early Rose - a seedling of Garnet Chili 1853). The standard potato for French Fries. Google Kenosha Potato Project for more recipes with specific cultivar matches.

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On Oct 8, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The original baking potato.