DEFENDER

DEFENDER

DEFENDER
Variety Name: DefenderRights Holder | Breeder: USDA & UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOCountry of Origin: United States United StatesYear of of introduction: 2004Parentage: RANGER RUSSET

Defender potato is a high-yielding, mid to late-season variety with smooth light brown skin and creamy white flesh. It is renowned for its strong resistance to late blight and other common diseases. Versatile in the kitchen, it is ideal for boiling, baking, and frying, and thrives in temperate climates with well-drained, fertile soils.

  • Skin and Flesh: Defender potatoes have smooth, light brown skin and creamy white flesh.
  • Shape and Size: Typically oblong to oval in shape and medium to large in size. 
  • Yield: Produces a high yield of uniform and marketable tubers. 
  • Disease Resistance: Notably resistant to late blight, as well as other common diseases like scab. 
  • Maturity: This variety matures mid to late-season, usually within 100 to 120 days from planting. 
  • Culinary Uses: Excellent for boiling, baking, and frying, offering a creamy texture and mild flavor when cooked.

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