American Journal of Potato Research

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 256–268 | Cite as

Alpine Russet: A Potato Cultivar Having Long Tuber Dormancy Making it Suitable for Processing from Long-term Storage

  • Jonathan L. Whitworth
  • Richard G. Novy
  • Jeffrey C. Stark
  • Joseph J. Pavek
  • Dennis L. Corsini
  • Steven L. Love
  • Nora Olsen
  • Sanjay K. Gupta
  • Tina Brandt
  • M. Isabel Vales
  • Alvin R. Mosley
  • Solomon Yilma
  • Steve R. James
  • Dan C. Hane
  • Brian A. Charlton
  • Clinton C. Shock
  • N. Richard Knowles
  • Mark J. Pavek
  • Jeffrey S. Miller
  • Charles R. Brown
Article

Abstract

Alpine Russet is a later maturing, oblong-long, lightly russeted potato cultivar, notable for having tuber dormancy comparable to Russet Burbank. Processing quality of Alpine Russet from long-term storage is superior to Russet Burbank, with low percent reducing sugars and uniform fry color due to a low percentage difference of sugars between the bud and stem ends. Alpine Russet yields were comparable to Russet Burbank in early harvest trials and were comparable or significantly larger in late harvest trials depending on the location. At two late season locations, Alpine Russet had the largest total and percent No. 1 yields and the largest percent mid-range No. 1 tubers compared to Ranger Russet and Russet Burbank. It has moderately high specific gravity and is resistant to most external and internal defects. Alpine Russet has been evaluated in public and industry trials throughout the Western U.S. for over 15 years.

Keywords

Solanum tuberosum Variety Tuber dormancy Breeding French fry 

Resumen

Alpine Russet es una variedad de papa de madures tardía, larga-oblonga, ligeramente como Russet, notable por tener una dormancia del tubérculo comparable a Russet Burbank. La calidad de procesamiento de Alpine Russet después de un almacenamiento prolongado es superior a Russet Burbank, con bajo porcentaje de azúcares reductores y color uniforme de freído debido a la baja diferencia en porcentaje de azúcares entre la yema apical y la base. Los rendimientos de Alpine Russet fueron comparables a Russet Burbank en ensayos de cosecha temprana y fueron comparables o significativamente mayores en ensayos de cosecha tardía, dependiendo del lugar. En dos lugares de ciclo tardío, Alpine Russet tuvo los mayores rendimientos totales y en porcentaje de No. 1, y el mayor porcentaje de tubérculos de amplitud media No. 1 comparada con Ranger Russet y Russet Burbank. Tiene moderadamente alta gravedad específica y es resistente a la mayoría de los defectos externos e internos. Alpine Russet ha sido evaluada en ensayos públicos y de la industria a lo largo del oeste de los E.U. por más de 15 años.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan L. Whitworth
    • 1
  • Richard G. Novy
    • 1
  • Jeffrey C. Stark
    • 2
  • Joseph J. Pavek
    • 1
  • Dennis L. Corsini
    • 1
  • Steven L. Love
    • 2
  • Nora Olsen
    • 3
  • Sanjay K. Gupta
    • 3
  • Tina Brandt
    • 3
  • M. Isabel Vales
    • 4
    • 5
  • Alvin R. Mosley
    • 4
  • Solomon Yilma
    • 4
  • Steve R. James
    • 6
  • Dan C. Hane
    • 7
  • Brian A. Charlton
    • 8
  • Clinton C. Shock
    • 9
  • N. Richard Knowles
    • 10
  • Mark J. Pavek
    • 10
  • Jeffrey S. Miller
    • 11
  • Charles R. Brown
    • 12
  1. 1.Research & Extension (R & E) CenterU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Agricultural Research Service (ARS)AberdeenUSA
  2. 2.Aberdeen R & E CenterUniversity of IdahoAberdeenUSA
  3. 3.Kimberly R & E CenterUniversity of IdahoKimberlyUSA
  4. 4.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  5. 5.ICRISATPatancheruIndia
  6. 6.Oregon State UniversityMadrasUSA
  7. 7.Oregon State UniversityHermistonUSA
  8. 8.Oregon State UniversityKlamath FallsUSA
  9. 9.Oregon State UniversityOntarioUSA
  10. 10.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  11. 11.Miller ResearchRupertUSA
  12. 12.USDA-ARSProsserUSA

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