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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

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: 3/17/2013
Publication Date: 2/1/2014
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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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