The leading U.S. variety, R. Burbank accounts for almost 40% of the total U.S. acreage. Tubers are long, uniformly russeted and show numerous eyes of medium depth. Russet Burbank produces medium to high total yields but a very low percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers. It is late maturing, has a long dormancy, and stores extremely well. Starch and sugar contents are medium compared to other processing varieties. Common defects include second growth, growth cracks, internal brown spot, sugar ends, hollow heart, and blackspot bruise. Russet Burbank is widely used for processing both directly from the field and from storage. Primary uses: boiling, baking, chipping, and French frying.
Harvest: Late Season