Century Russet

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Century Russet
[Pedigree History ]
Breeder USDA
Breeder Agent
Data sourceHUN052
Plant material maintained asIn-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsPart tested
Country of originUNITED STATES
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
MaturityVery late
Growth habitSpreading to semi erect
Foliage coverGood to dense
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyFrequent
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourWhite to yellow
Primary tuber flesh colourCream
Tuber shapeLong to oval
Tuber eye depthShallow
Tuber skin textureRusset
tubering characteristics
Yield potentialHigh to very high
Tuber sizeLarge
Tuber shape uniformityUniform
Secondary growthLow
Growth crackingLow
Hollow heart tendencyLow
Internal rust spotInfrequent
Resistance to external damageSusceptible
Dormancy periodMedium
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureFairly firm (multi-purpose type)
After cooking blackeningTrace
French fry suitabilityGood
Frying colourPale to medium
Dry matter contentMedium to high
Starch contentMedium to high
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubersMedium to high
Resistance to late blight on foliageLow to medium
Resistance to early blight (Alternaria solani)Low
Resistance to dry rot (Fusarium spp.)Low
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus XHigh to very high
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Low
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusLow to medium
Variety information last modified on 24th of July, 2005