Potato Variety Management Institute
Mountain Gem Russet (A03158-2TE1)
Mountain Gem Russet, known as A03158-2TE prior to release, is a medium to late maturing variety having both high early and full season yields. Its oblong-long, medium-russeted tubers have higher protein content than those of standard potato varieties.
Mountain Gem’s high U.S. No. 1 yields, coupled with excellent culinary and nutritional qualities, make it an excellent candidate for fresh market production.
It has greater resistance to tuber late blight, tuber malformations and most internal and external defects than Russet Burbank and maintains acceptable reducing sugar concentrations and fry quality when stored at 48oF and shows good potential for early processing.
Dormancy length of Mountain Gem tubers was short to moderate. Approximate dormancy length across a range of storage temperatures was 120 days at 42°F, 90 days at 45°F, and 70 days at 48°F.
Mountain Gem Russet Growers
Skyline Farms Idaho
Other US Growers
CSS Farms Inc. Colorado
Martinez Farms, LLC Colorado
Jackson - Brush Plant Lab, Montana
Schutter Seed Farm, Inc. Montana
Spring Creek Farms, Inc. Montana
Clear Horizons Seed Labs LLC Nebraska
Thompson Seed Potatoes Nebraska
CK Jespersen Farms, Alberta
Haenni Farms Alberta
Sandhills Seed Potatoes Ltd Alberta
Givskud Farm Inc. New Brunswick
Plant Propagation Centre New Brunswick
Cavendish Farms Prince Edward Island
Cradle Isle Enterprises Ltd Prince Edward Island
D.S. Ellis Inc. Prince Edward Island
MWM Farms Ltd Prince Edward Island
PEI Potato Board Prince Edward Island
Urbainville Farms Ltd Prince Edward Island
Victoria Potato Farm Inc. Prince Edward Island
Lachance & Fils Inc Québec
La Patate Lac-St-Jean Québec