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Silverton Russet

Parentage – Calwhite x A7875-5

Breeder – Colorado Experiment Station, Idaho Experiment Station and USDA-ARS; released for production in 1999

Maturity – Mid to late season

Usage – Fresh market; processing

Plant –  Upright; medium to large

Leaves – Medium green; terminal leaflet is narrowly ovate and tapers to a slender point; high frequency of the terminal and lateral leaflets to grow together; leaves are dull; veins are shallow in depth; weak secondary leaflets (

Flowers – Large, white; medium profusion

Tubers –  Medium; golden brown russet skin with a fine net; oblong tubers, very uniform; white flesh; tuber eyes are medium in depth and evenly distributed; low to medium specific gravity ( (

Strengths – Medium to high yields; stores well with few internal defects; extremely uniform tubers (

Weaknesses – Susceptible to PVY, PVX and PLRV; susceptible to Fusarium dry rot, Verticillium wilt, bacterial soft rot, early blight, late blight, tuber decay and black scurf (

Silverton Russett

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Last Revised: 03/29/2018

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