Pacific Russet (VO168-3) Potato (2001) - 3 pages
Pedigree and Description
Pacific Russet (VO168-3) was derived from a cross made in 1987 at the Lethbridge Research Center between NDA 8694-3 and Century Russet. This line was evaluated in Western Canada
Region Trials, , the U.S. North Central Potato Trials and in trials conducted in central Canada from 1988 through 2002. The variety was licenced to the Saskatchewan Seed Potato Growers’
Association Inc. (SSPGA) and the Alberta Seed Potato Inc. The variety was protected under Plant Breeders Rights in 2002 and was registered in Canada in 2003. The variety has been
evaluated in commercial production and storage trials since 2005.
Tubers of Pacific Russet are oblong, with a brown russet skin and uniformly spaced shallow eyes. The flesh is white/cream. Tuber appearance and size distribution are uniform and tuber deformities are rare. Tuber number per plant is comparable to Russet Norkotah. Specific gravities for Pacific Russet averaged over > 20 site years of testing are 1.076, as compared to 1.086 for Russet Burbank and 1.080 for Russet Norkotah. Pacific Russet sizes up quickly,
resulting in a large average tuber size profile.