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Burbank Russett Potato

Dependable late-season producer
  • Best-selling late variety
  • Alsknown as the Idahpotato
  • Brown skinned and white fleshed
  • Ideal for baking, frying and boiling
  • Produces large yields & stores well
  • Certified seed potatoes
  • SKU: 74025
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Burbank Russett Potato

Best-selling late variety produces large, dependable yields. Also known as the Idaho potato, these tubers are fine flavored, white fleshed and brown skinned. They store well and are ideal for baking, frying and boiling.
Product Details
  • FormAnnual, upright
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height30 - 36 inches.
  • Spread24-30 inches.
  • Spacing12 to 15 inches apart with 30-36 inches between rows.
  • Zones3 - 9 (-30° F.)
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • BloomsSummer
  • FruitOblong, shapely tubers. Fine-flavored white flesh, meaty texture, brown skinned
  • Soil RequirementsFertile, well-drained sandy loam. pH 4.8 - 5.4 Will grow on higher pH sometimes become scabby
  • Growth RateMedium growth rate.
  • Seed Count2 lbs. of seed potatoes. If a seed potato is over 1 inch in diameter, you can cut them into pieces, leaving 1 - 2 eyes per piece. 2 lbs. of seed potatoes will make approximately 10 - 15 potato sets when cut and will plant a 10 - 15 foot row.
  • CommentsLarge, dependable yields. Best-selling late variety. Stores very well. Doesn't bruise easily. Shallow eyes, well netted. Not recommended for hot area. Fertilize at planting time. Mound soil over row as plants emerge to protect tubers from turning green in sun. Harvest after tops turn yellow. Can be stored at 40-50 degrees F (cooler temps turn starch to sugar and warmer temps may cause them to sprout). SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: DO NOT STORE WITH APPLES! USES: BAKING, FRYING, BOILING STORES VERY WELL. LARGE, DEPENDABLE YIELDS. DOESN'T BRUISE EASILY. WHITE FLESH & BROWN SKIN. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HOT AREAS. THE IDAHO POTATO. SHOWS GOOD RESISTANCE TO SCAB, BLACK LEG & FUSARIUM STORAGE WILT. FERTILIZE AT PLANTINGTIME. * SPRINKLE A TABLESPOON OF 10-10-10 FERTILIZER IN THE SPACE BETWEEN EACH POTATO PIECE. DO NOT APPLY THE FERTLIZER DIRECTLY TO THE POTATOES AS IT CAN BURN THE TUBERS. AFTER PLANTS ARE 8-10 INCHES TALL, USE A HOE AND PILE SEVERAL INCHES OF SOIL UP AROUND THE STEMS; THIS IS CALLED HILLING. THIS PREVENTS EXPOSURE OT THE SUN WHICH CAUSES TUBERS TO BECOME GREEN AND INEDIBLE.
  • Yield100 lbs./100 foot row
  • Botanical NameSolanum tuberosum 'Russet Burbank'; Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
  • Depth3 to 5 inches
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Potatoes
1A-4A 3/25/19 - 6/14/19
4B 3/25/19 - 6/14/19
5A 3/4/19 - 6/14/19
5B 3/4/19 - 6/14/19
6A 3/4/19 - 6/14/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/14/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/14/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/14/19
8A & B 2/18/19 - 6/14/19
9A & B 2/11/19 - 6/14/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/14/19
Last Order Date 6/10/2019

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