Caribou Russet Potato
The Caribou Russet is a renowned potato variety developed by the University of Maine. It's a versatile potato that's gaining popularity for its flavorful profile, high yields, ease of growing, and adaptability to various cooking methods.
- Type: Maincrop Potato
- Skin Color: Light Russet, light to medium netted
- Ease of Growing: Easy
- Growing Method: Certified Organic Seed
- Flesh Color: White
- Maturity: About 105-115 days after planting (Mid-season maturity)
- Yield: High to very High, depending on conditions, for 1/lb planted, typically harvest 5-15/lb depending on growing conditions.
- Planting Rate: Usually 5-8 seed pieces per lb
- Usage: Ideal for baking, mashing, or French fries
- Flavor: Known for good taste and texture, particularly when roasted or mashed
- Cooking Qualities: Maintains good fry color, especially suited for baking and mashing
- Disease Resistance: Moderately resistant to common scab, Verticillium wilt, and golden nematode race Ro1
- Plant Vigor: Exhibits excellent early vine development and plant vigor, very heat and drought tolerant
- Storage: Stores well, though requires attention due to short tuber dormancy
Origin and Breeding:
- Developed from a cross between Silverton Russet and Reeves Kingpin, the Caribou Russet was initially selected for its visual characteristics and positive agronomic traits.
Popularity and Availability:
- The Caribou Russet has seen increasing popularity, particularly in New England, due to its versatile culinary qualities and adaptability.
This potato variety is a great choice for both commercial growers and home gardeners, offering a high-yielding, easy-to-grow option that delivers in both taste and texture.
Non-GMO Commitment: At Growing Farmers and The Farm on Central, all our plants are guaranteed non-GMO and not genetically modified in any way, upholding natural breeding methods and promoting sustainable gardening and farming practices.
Growing method: Certified Organic Certified Seed Potatoes
Seed potatoes are dirty when they arrive, do not wash.
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