American Potato Journal

, Volume 69, Issue 5, pp 299–307 | Cite as

Comparison of Russet Burbank clones from various geographical regions of the United States and Canada

  • Stephen L. Love
  • Asunta L. Thompson
  • Timothy P. Baker
  • Dennis L. Corsini


Ten ‘Russet Burbank’ potato clones collected from various geographical regions of the United States and Canada were evaluated for plant and agronomic characteristics for two years at Aberdeen, Idaho. Clonal differences were detected for emergence time, stem number per hill, expression of Verticillium symptoms, some measures of yield, and percentage of tubers with hollow heart. Eight of the ten clones were quite similar. Differences were slight or found only in a few characteristics. One clone, collected from northern Idaho, was similar to the homogenous eight clones in all respects except yield, which was probably due to chronic PVX infection throughout the trial period. Another clone, collected from New Brunswick, was distinct from all other clones and was markedly inferior with respect to many of the characteristics measured when grown in Idaho.

Additional Key Words

Potato Solanum tuberosum line selection somatic mutations 


Se evaluaron por dos años en Aberdeen, Idaho, para características de planta y agronómicas, diez clones de papa ‘Russet Burbank’ recolectados de varias regiones geográficas de los Estados Unidos y el Canadá. Se detectaron diferencias clonales para el momento de la emergencia, número de tallos por mata, expresión de síntomas deVerticillium, algunas medidas del rendimiento y el porcentaje de tubérculos con corazón vacío. Ocho de los diez clones fueron muy similares. Las diferencias fueron pequeñas o se encontraron sólo para unas cuantas características. Un clon, recolectado en el norte de Idaho, fue similar a los ocho clones homogéneos en todo menos en el rendimiento, lo que probablemente se debió a una infección crónica de PVX durante todo el periodo de investigación. Otro clon, recolectado en New Brunswick, fue diferente a todos los otros clones y fue marcadamente inferior con respecto a muchas de las características medidas, cuando se le cultivó en Idaho.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen L. Love
    • 1
  • Asunta L. Thompson
    • 1
  • Timothy P. Baker
    • 1
  • Dennis L. Corsini
    • 2
  1. 1.Aberdeen Research and Extension CenterUniversity of IdahoAberdeen
  2. 2.Aberdeen Research and Extension CenterUSDA-ARSAberdeen

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