‘Blazer Russet’ – PVP certificate number 200600201
‘Blazer Russet’ is an early-maturing, dual-purpose potato variety. Its attractive appearance and excellent culinary qualities also make it a good candidate for fresh pack. It is resistant to tuber external defects, sugar ends, common and powdery scab of the tuber and PVX. It is moderately resistant to blackspot bruise and tuber late blight. Blazer Russet has moderate susceptibility to hollow heart.
‘Blazer Russet’ with its early maturity, it is a strong replacement possibility for ‘Shepody’. It has oblong, medium to large tubers that average 8 ounces with excellent culinary qualities. The characteristic light russeting means the tubers have tan to light brown skins with firm, creamy white flesh. ‘Blazer Russe’t provides higher yields of No. 1 and has excellent specific gravity, making it a good dual-purpose variety.
‘Blazer Russet’ is resistant to scab and moderately resistant to net necrosis, dry rot and soft rot. It is susceptible to Verticillium wilt and moderately susceptible to PVY. ‘Blazer Russet’ weaknesses are that it has short dormancy and is prone to hollow heart.
‘Blazer Russet’ is exclusively licensed to the Potato Variety Management Institute (PVMI). Please contact PVMI directly for sub-licensing