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Russet Burbank Potatoes

Russet Burbank Potatoes

Russet Burbank Potatoes

Russet Burbank Potatoes

Russet Burbank Potatoes

Russet Burbank potatoes are the most widely grown Russet cultivar in the US. This large oval potato is uniform in size and has patchy brown skin with rough textured flesh, making it perfect for chopping and frying. Because russets, like other large potatoes, tend to form hollow spots, they require more attention to watering, especially during and after flowering when the tubers begin to form.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (7 to 8 hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.8 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 8

Spacing

  • Plant seed potatoes 10 to 12 inches apart
  • Allow 2 to 3 feet between rows

Moisture

  • Water 1 or 2 times per week, totaling 1 inch per week

Notes

  • Late potato – 90 to 120 days to maturity
  • Best for baking, frying, mashing
  • Dark brown skin with dry white flesh
  • Excellent storage

Have you ever tried growing Russet Burbank potatoes? Are there any challenges you face growing them? Please tell us your best tips for growing Russet Burbank potatoes.

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