Selection of Russets

This is a field of Fortress Russet. The name, Fortress Russet, was chosen to emphasize the multiple disease resistance of the clone.

Opportunity

Available for Licensing

At A Glance

​Colorado cultivars and clonal selections accounted for 36% of the 7,858 acres of Colorado certified seed accepted for certification in 2018; while releases accounted for 37% of the estimated 51,900 acres planted to fall potatoes in Colorado for 2017. Primary Colorado cultivars planted were Canela Russet (10.4%), Russet Norkotah-S8 (10.4%), Russet Norkotah-S3 (7.5%), Centennial Russet (4.3%), and Rio Grande Russet (4.2%).

Four of the top 20 russet cultivars grown for seed in the U.S. [Silverton Russet (#7), Canela Russet (#11), Centennial Russet (#12), Rio Grande Russet (#18)] in 2018 were developed by the Colorado program. Twenty-nine percent of the Russet Norkotah acreage (including line selections) was attributed to Colorado Russet Norkotah Selections 3 and 8.

Licensing Director

Jillian Lang
Jillian.Lang@colostate.edu
970-491-7100

Reference: Per Individual Variety

Advanced Russet Selections Available through CCPGA

 

Rio Grande Russet (AC89536-5RU: Butte x A8469-5)

Pedigree: Butte x A8469-5
Plant Variety Protection: 200500139
Seed Availability: Certified seed is available from producers in Colorado
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 99-028

Description:

  • A high yielding fresh market russet.  It has attractive oblong tubers and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh Market
  • Plant: Large vine size, semi-erect plant with light purple flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with medium-heavy russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, second growth, blackspot bruise and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (533 cwt/acre) and a high percent of US No. 1 tubers (80 %)
  • Specific Gravity: Medium-high (1.087)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • High percentage of US No. 1 tubers
  • Attractive tuber type
Canela Russet (AC92009-4RU: A8343-12 x A8784-3)

Pedigree: A8343-12 x A8784-3
Plant Variety Protection: 200800122
Seed Availability: Certified seed is available from producers in Colorado
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 14-084

Description:

  • A medium yielding fresh market russet with a very high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.  Tubers are oblong-long with a long dormancy.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Fresh Market
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plant with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong-long tubers with medium russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, second growth, and blackspot bruise.
  • Yield Potential: Medium (avg. 369 cwt/acre) and very high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (90 %)
  • Specific Gravity: High (1.097)

Advantages:

  • High percentage of US No. 1 tubers
  • Long term storage potential
  • High specific gravity
Mesa Russet (CO94035-15RU: AO80432-1 x Silverton Russet)

Pedigree: AO80432-1 x Silverton Russet
Plant Variety Protection: 201200439
Seed Availability: Certified seed is available from producers in Colorado
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 10-028

Description:

  • A medium maturing dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential.  Tubers are oblong-long with a dark russet skin.  It has a high yield potential and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose with fresh and processing potential
  • Plant: Medium-large vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong-long with a dark russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to second growth, blackspot bruise, and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 419 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (86%)
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (avg. 1.082)

Advantages:

  • Yield potential
  • High percentage of US #1 tubers
  • Attractive tuber type
  • Resistance to internal and external grade defects
Crestone Russet (CO99053-3RU: AC91014-2RU x Silverton Russet)

Pedigree: AC91014-2RU x Silverton Russet
Plant Variety Protection:  201400088
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 14-046

Description:

  • A high yielding dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has attractive long tubers and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose with fresh and processing potential
  • Plant: Large vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium-late
  • Tubers: Long tubers with medium russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, second growth, blackspot bruise, and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 501 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (89%)
  • Specific Gravity: High (avg. 1.089)

Advantages:

  • Yield potential
  • High percentage of US #1 tubers
  • Processing potential
  • Resistant to internal and external grade defects
Mercury Russet (CO99100-1RU: AC93047-1 x Silverton Russet)

Pedigree: AC93047-1 x Silverton Russet
Plant Variety Protection: 201400089
Seed Availability:  San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 14-047

Description:

  • A very early maturing dual-purpose russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has attractive oblong tubers with a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual market
  • Plant: Small vine size with white flowers
  • Maturity: Very early
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with medium russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, blackspot bruise and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: Medium (avg. 358 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (85%)
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.084)

Advantages:

  • Early maturity
  • Processing potential
  • Attractive tuber type

 

Fortress Russet (AC99375-1RU: AWN86514-2 x A89384-10)

Pedigree: AWN86514-2 x A89384-10
Plant Variety Protection: 201500349
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 15-037

Description:

  • A high yielding dual russet with fresh and processing potential.  It is resistant to PVY.  The oblong tubers have excellent processing potential and low acrylamide content.
  • Cultivar Management Sheet

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose with fresh and processing potential
  • Plant: Large vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with medium russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to second growth, hollow heart and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 500 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (83%)
  • Specific Gravity: High (avg. 1.099)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Resistant to PVY
  • Excellent processing potential
  • Low acrylamide content
Nonpareil Russet (CO98067-7RU: Silverton Russet x TC1675-1)

Pedigree: Silverton Russet x TC1675-1
Plant Breeder Rights: 18-9584
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 19-048

Description:

  • A high yielding russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has a medium-early vine maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers.  The long tubers have a medium-heavy russet skin and are resistant to internal and external grade defects.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose with fresh and processing potential
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium-early
  • Tubers: Long tubers with medium-heavy russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, blackspot bruise, second growth, growth crack and shatter bruise.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 476 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (84%)
  • Specific Gravity: Medium (1.078)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • High percentage US No. 1 tubers
  • Resistant to internal and external grade defects
Maritime Russet (CO97087-2RU: CO87009-4 x W1005)

Pedigree: CO87009-4 x W1005
Plant Breeder Rights: 18-9583
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 19-047

Description:

  • A high yielding russet with fresh and processing potential.  It has a medium vine maturity and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers. The oblong tubers have a heavy russet skin.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose with fresh and processing potential
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with heavy russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to hollow heart, second growth and growth crack.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 433 cwt/acre) and a high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (85%)
  • Specific Gravity: High (1.096)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Processing potential
  • High percentage US No.1 tubers
Rocky Mountain Russet (CO05068-1RU: AWN86514-2 x CO98009-3RU)

Pedigree: AWN86514-2 x CO98009-3RU
Plant Variety Protection: Filed
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
CCPGA Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 2021-049

Description:

  • A high yielding dual purpose russet with fresh and processing potential. It has a high percentage US No. 1 tubers. The vine has a late maturity.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose with fresh and processing potential
  • Plant: Medium-large vine size, semi-erect plants with white flowers
  • Maturity: Late
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with russet skin and white flesh. Tubers are resistant to blackspot bruise, growth crack, second growth, and hollow heart.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 461 cwt/acre) and high percentage of US No. 1 tubers (89%)
  • Specific Gravity: High (1.09)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Processing potential
  • Resistance to PVY
Advanced Russet Selections Available through Exclusive Release

 

Top Cat (TC1675-1RU: Russet Nugget x Lemhi Russet)

Pedigree: Russet Nugget x Lemhi Russet
Plant Breeder Rights: Australia 2014/031
Seed Availability: San Luis Valley Research Center
Ref. No.: 13-054

Description:

  • A high yielding russet with long term storage potential. It has a high specific gravity. Tubers are oblong.

General Characteristics:

  • Usage: Dual purpose
  • Plant: Medium vine size, semi-erect plant with light purple flowers.
  • Maturity: Medium
  • Tubers: Oblong tubers with russet skin and white flesh.
  • Yield Potential: High (avg. 463 cwt/acre) and 77% US No. 1 tubers
  • Specific Gravity: High (1.091)

Advantages:

  • High yield potential
  • Long term storage potential
  • High specific gravity
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Last updated: February 2021

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