The Origin and Evolution of the Burbank Potato

An American icon, the ‘Russet Burbank’ revolutionized the potato industry of the past and continues to be one of the most profitable potatoes to this day

It's impossible to know what Luther Burbank would think about a genetically modified version of the long, white potato he propagated in a garden in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, 140 years ago; a potato that was produced from thousands of natural crosses and years of diligent selection by two potato breeders, a chance seed ball, and a keen-eyed horticulturist.
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