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Umatilla Russet

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Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber


Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety, good tuber uniformity. Tuber specific gravity higher and more uniform than Russet Burbank; lighter fry color that holds up well throughout the storage season. Less susceptible than Russet Burbank to tuber shape and physiological problems induced by moisture stress. Relatively resistant to hollow heart, brown centre and internal brown spot. Medium long dormancy period.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: net necrosis from leaf roll, tuber late blight, common scab.
Moderately resistant: PVY, Verticillium wilt.
Moderately susceptible: early blight, Erwinia soft rot.
Susceptible: Fusarium dry rot.
Highly susceptible: leafroll, foliar late blight.

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