|Russet Potatoes Quick Facts|
|Shapes||Medium to large, oblong or slightly flattened oval|
|Flesh colors||Pale white|
|Major nutrients||Vitamin B6 (81.38%)
In order to upgrade the disease resistance of Irish potatoes, Luther Burbank selected potato which is known as Russet Burbank. It was not patented as the potatoes propagated from tubers were not authorized patents in United States.
- Russet potatoes are used to make French fries.
- Due to high levels of starch, russet potatoes are used for mashing, baking, frying and roasted.