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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Potato Genetic Resource Management, Characterization, and Evaluation

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Title: History of ‘Russet Burbank’

item Donnelly, Danielle -
item Nassar, Atef -
item Kubow, Stan -
item Leclerc, Yves -
item Li, Xiu-Qing -
item Haroon, Muhammad -
item Molen, Teresa -
item Bizimungu, Benoit -
item Bamberg, John
item Martin, Max -

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: March 17, 2013
Publication Date: February 1, 2014
Citation: Donnelly, D., Nassar, A., Kubow, S., Leclerc, Y., Li, X., Haroon, M., Molen, T., Bizimungu, B., Bamberg, J.B., Martin, M. 2014. History of ‘Russet Burbank’. American Journal of Potato Research. 91(1):32-74.

Technical Abstract: ‘Russet Burbank’ is the foremost French fry processing cultivar in the world. ‘Russet Burbank’ was first identified as a mutation of ‘Burbank’ in 1914; 100 years ago! Despite the importance of this cultivar, relatively little is known of its genetics or its colorful breeding history. This research examined the history of ‘Russet Burbank’, clarified its ancestry, noted its nutritional value and confirmed its origin as a mutation of ‘Burbank’. One outcome of this work will be a centenary project to correct germplasm notations and seed company descriptors for ‘Russet Burbank’ and its progenitors.

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