– Ranger Russet is a medium- to late-maturing russet potato jointly released by the USDA and the University of Idaho in 1991. It has high solids and is used mostly for frozen processing and occasionally for fresh pack.
– Long and slightly flattened shape with a medium-russet-colour skin and white flesh. Eyes are numerous and medium to deep. Produces a consistently long shape and high percentage of U.S. No. 1 potatoes.
– Culinary traits: bakes up dry and fluffy with outstanding potato flavour. Fries crisp and light golden in colour.
– Grown primarily for the processed market. Because of the high specific gravity (averaging 1.095 in Idaho)
with low sugars, this variety processes well for lightly coloured fries with good texture.