Russet Varieties

 

Mountain Gem Russet (A03158-2TE)

is a medium maturing dual purpose russet suitable for production above the 45th parallel in Michigan. It has a larger tuber size profile and lower tuber set, with the potential for oversized tuber production. It is resistant to tuber late blight, common scab, and soft rot.

 

Reveille Russet (ATX91137-1RUS)

is a broadly adapted variety suitable for Michigan production. It has a longer tuber dormancy, resistance to tuber defects including hollow heart, growth crack, second growth, and shatter bruise. This variety has a longer dormancy, and growers should warm the seed at least six weeks prior to seed cutting.

 

Vanguard Russet (TX08352-5RUS)

is a fresh market russet with early process potential in Michigan. It has an attractive oblong tuber type, uniform tubers, and a low percentage of oversize tubers. This variety has broad adaptability, with yields over 500 cwt/A recorded in both northern and southern Michigan.

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