Caribou Russet is gaining popularity as a dual purpose potato that delivers classic russet flavors; its great mashed, fried or baked. It performs well under dry land conditions with excellent early vine development and plant vigor and is very heat and drought tolerant.  It produces high yields and is easy to grow. It stores well, but storage management requires attention as the variety has a short tuber dormancy.

Utilization: Fresh market and French Fry production
Maturity: Maincrop (105-115 DAP)
Yield: High to very High
Skin Color: Light Russet texture, light to medium netted
Flesh Color: White
Tuber Shape: Oblong
Tuber Size: medium to Large
Tuber Set: 7-9
Dry Matter: 20.0-21.0 %
Dormancy: Short to medium
Storage: Medium 

Variety Strengths:

  • Very high Marketable yield
  • Quick bulking in last 5-7 days
  • Very uniform shape and type
  • High tolerance to Heat to Drought 
  • Moderately resistant to Common scab
  • Moderately resistant to Verticillium wilt
  • Moderately resistant to Powdrey scab
  • Moderate to high tolerance to bruising and mechanical handling
  • Low incidence of Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Good eating quality and good taste and texture profile
  • Will fry from 50 F storage for short to mid term storage duration(January/February)

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