Alturas (potato)

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Alturas is a potato variety released in 2002 by the USDA-ARS and the Agricultural Experiment Stations of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and it is under plant variety protection.[1] It is a processing potato that has cold-sweetening resistance, so it can be processed into French fries directly out of storage and other frozen potato products.

Botanical features[edit]

  • Tubers are lightly russeted with brown skin
  • Tubers are oval to oblong
  • Tuber sprouts are green
  • Flesh is white and has a shallow eyes
  • Has a large, open canopy and is a late-maturing variety
  • Plant stems are green with some anthocyanin pigmentation
  • Has white flowers and yellow anthers
  • Range of one to eight infloresences per plant

Agricultural features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ R. G. Novy, R.G.; Corsini, D. L.; Love, S. L.; Pavek, J.J.; Mosley, A. R.; James, S.R.; Hane, D.C.; Shock, C. C.; Rykbost, K. A.; Brown, C.R.; Thornton, R.E. (2003) “Alturas: A Multi-Purpose, Russet Potato Cultivar with High Yield and Tuber Specific Gravity.” “American Journal of Potato Research” 80:295–301