The Smorgasbord: Palisade Russet

Published online: Nov 03, 2017 Smorgasbord
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This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Potato Grower.

This month we take a look at Palisade Russet, a dual-purpose russet that was introduced in 2012. Palisade Russet has displayed low sugar end occurrence and outstanding disease resistance that makes it a solid choice for organic production. The cultivar’s typically high specific gravity makes it more suitable for areas where gravities range on the lower side.

A big thank-you goes out to Jeanne Debons at the Potato Variety Management Institute for her help in gathering information.    


Developed by Tri-State Breeding & Research Program, released in 2012

PVP issued in 2012

Parentage: AWN86514-2 × A86102-6


Key Attributes

High marketable yields with few defects

Excellent fresh culinary quality

Exceptional processing following long-term storage at 42 degrees

Strong resistance to late blight, Verticillium wilt, black dot and pink rot

Moderate resistance to PVY and early blight



Medium to late vine maturity

Oblong, lightly russeted tubers with intermediate eye depth and white flesh

High yield potential, with typically high percentage of U.S. No. 1 tubers

Average specific gravity between 1.095 and 1.103 in Northwest                 

Tuber dormancy about 40 days shorter than Russet Burbank

Suitable for both fresh pack and French fry processing. 


Cultural Tips

Requires 10 percent less nitrogen than Russet Burbank

Late-season over-fertilization or over-irrigation leads to increased incidence of shatter bruise

Seed size: 1.5 to 3 ounces

Planting depth: 8 inches from top of seed piece to top of hill

Irrigate similar to Russet Burbank. Maintain ASM between 65 and 85 percent from full emergence until late bulking; reduce to 60 to 65 percent as vines start to senesce.



Palisade Russet seed is currently only grown in Idaho. Check for a full list of seed growers.