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American Journal of Potato Research

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 77–81 | Cite as

Russet Legend: A full season long Russet for processing and fresh market use

  • A. R. Mosley
  • S. R. James
  • C. C. Shock
  • D. C. Hane
  • K. A. Rykbost
  • B. A. Charlton
  • D. G. Holm
  • S. L. Love
  • D. L. Corsini
  • J. J. Pavek
  • R. E. Thornton
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Abstract

Russet Legend, a moderately late maturing variety especially suitable for frozen French fry processing but also acceptable for tablestock use (boiling, and baking), was jointly released by the Agricultural Experiment Stations of Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, and Washington, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1998. Russet Legend was evaluated in irrigated trials in Oregon from 1988 to 1997, and in western regional trials from 1990 to 1992. Total yields were similar to those of Russet Burbank, but Russet Legend produced higher marketable yields. In three years of regional trials at up to 13 locations in seven western states, Russet Legend averaged 47.3 Mg/ha marketable yield compared with 36.5 Mg/ha for Russet Burbank and 33.6 Mg/ha for Russet Norkotah. Russet Legend has consistently achieved lighter fry color and higher specific gravity than Russet Burbank. Russet Legend is less susceptible toVerticillium wilt than Russet Burbank or Russet Norkotah. It is susceptible to PLRV and net necrosis, and expresses PVY foliar symptoms clearly. Russet Legend is less susceptible to tuber infection and decay caused byPhytophthora infestans than Ranger Russet and Russet Norkotah. Russet Legend is less susceptible to hollow heart, brown center, growth cracks, and sugar ends than Russet Burbank

Additional Key Words

Solatium tuberosum variety 

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Literature Cited

  1. Bain, Peggy and Stephen L. Love. 1998. 1997 Tri-State Potato Trials, Summaries of Advanced Clones. Progress Report No. 322. Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Idaho College of Agriculture, Moscow, ID. pp 19–22.Google Scholar

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© Springer 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Mosley
    • 1
  • S. R. James
    • 2
  • C. C. Shock
    • 3
  • D. C. Hane
    • 4
  • K. A. Rykbost
    • 5
  • B. A. Charlton
    • 5
  • D. G. Holm
    • 6
  • S. L. Love
    • 7
  • D. L. Corsini
    • 8
  • J. J. Pavek
    • 8
  • R. E. Thornton
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Crop and Soil ScienceOregon State UniversityCorvallis
  2. 2.Central Oregon Agricultural Research CenterOregon State UniversityMadras
  3. 3.Malheur Experiment StationOregon State UniversityOntario
  4. 4.Hermiston Agricultural R & E CenterOregon State UniversityHermiston
  5. 5.Klamath Experiment Station, Oregon State UniversityKlamath Falls
  6. 6.Department of HorticultureColorado State University, San Luis Valley Research CenterCenter
  7. 7.University of Idaho, Aberdeen R & E CenterAberdeen
  8. 8.University of Idaho, Aberdeen R & E CenterARS, USDAAberdeen
  9. 9.Washington State UniversityPullman

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