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Product Availability
The primary shipping season for our company is starting with the new crop in September, and finishing with storage crop in June. During this time period we monitor the quality and availability to ensure that our customers receive the best product possible.



Crop Protection
Red Isle Produce carries a complete line of crop protectants for farmers on Prince Edward Island. Crop protectants are delivered directly to the farm by Red Isle Produce. This helps us to maintain a very good relationship during the summer season with the farmers and gives us a good understanding about the availability and quality of the growing crop.


Burbank
Other Varieties 
  

Red Isle Produce - TuberRed Isle Produce - FleshRed Isle Produce - Flower


Belongs to
Fresh Potatoes  »  Russet
Seed Potatoes  »  French Fry
Processing Potatoes  »  French Fry


Botanical Features
Plants - medium sized, spreading; stems medium thick, prominently angled, slightly mottled reddish purple; nodes slightly swollen.
Leaves - moderately open, medium sized; midribs scantly pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: large, elliptical-ovate, tip obtuse; base slightly truncate.
Primary leaflets: large, elliptical to ovate, four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: generally three pairs.
Flowers - medium sized, white corolla; dark olive green buds, drop readily.
Tubers - large, long, cylindrical or slightly flattened; lightly to heavily netted russetted brown skin; eyes numerous, evenly distributed, shallow, sometimes protuberant; white flesh.
Sprouts - brownish purple.


Agricultural Features
Medium to high yielding variety, attractive appearance, washes well at maturity. Long dormancy period, stores well. Requires a uniform moisture supply and long growing season to produce maximum quality tubers and to prevent knobbiness and second growth. To produce large tubers, plants must be spaced 30 to 45 cm apart. High total solids.
Utilization - excellent for baking and French frying, good for boiling.
Chief Markets - fresh market, processing for french fries.


Reaction To Diseases
Moderately Resistant - common scab, fusarium dry rot (Fusarium oxysporum and F. sambucinum).
Highly Resistant - black leg
Susceptible - fusarium dry rot (F. coeruleum), late blight, leaf roll, seed-piece decay, tuber net necrosis, verticillium wilt, PVX, PVY.



Source: CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
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