Russet Burbank potato
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The Russet potato is a large potato with dark brown skin and few eyes. Its flesh is white, dry, and mealy, and it is good for baking, mashing, and french fries. It is a common and popular potato.
To improve the Irish potato, Luther Burbank bred the Idaho, and was awarded a patent posthumously. The Idaho name is after the U.S. state, a leading growing region. In Canada, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Manitoba produce potatoes (2013). However, China became the primary world supplier and consumer (2013), and statistics depend on spread of diseases.
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