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Caribou Russet

Caribou Russet

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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.

Quick Facts:

  • 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

Culinary Profile:

  • 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

Agronomic Characteristics:

  • 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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