Russet Burbank remains number one potato variety

The reign of Russet Burbank as the number one potato variety planted in the nation continues for 2012, according to a report released by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Nationally, 44.1 percent of acres were planted in Burbanks, up .1 percent from 2011.

The Russet Norkotah is the second most popular variety in the U.S. with 12.9 percent of planted acres, up .2 percent from 2011.

Ranger Russet came in third, with 9.4 percent of acres planted nationally, down .5 percent from 2011.

The Umatilla Russet is fourth, with 5.4 percent of planted acres this year, down .1 percent from the previous year.

Originally posted Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012

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