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Classic Russet

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Classic Russet has had high fresh merit in Tri-State and Western Regional Potato Variety Trials. Classic Russet is an early-maturing, russeted clone that produces a high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers. Its attractive tubers make it very suitable for use by the fresh-pack industry and could also be used as an early processor.


Classic Russet is resistant to external and internal tuber defects and is resistant to common scab. Classic Russet also has moderate resistance to Verticillium wilt and dry rot. Weakness include lower specific gravity and some shatter bruise was noted.


An alternative for Norkotah


Based on 4 years of evaluations by taste panels, Classic Russet has shown excellent culinary qualities that are comparable to Russet Burbank— the industry standard for culinary quality.

Classic Russet Growers

Tri-State Growers

Other US Growers

Bothell Seed Colorado

CSS Farms LLC Colorado

Maine Seed Potato Board Maine

Nightingale Farms LLC Maine

Valley Tissue Culture, Inc. Minnesota

Hansen Brothers Montana

Kamps Seed Farm LLC Montana

CSS Farms Inc. Nebraska


CK Jespersen Farms Alberta

Plant Propagation Centre New Brunswick

Atkinson Farms Ontario

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