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russet

1. any of various apples with rough brownish-red skins
2. brown with a yellowish or reddish tinge
3. 
a. a rough homespun fabric, reddish-brown in colour, formerly in use for clothing
b. (as modifier): a russet coat
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Roxbury Russet: Originated in the early 1600s in Roxbury; a good winter keeper and an excellent cider apple.
Curtis Stoddard, a farmer near Grace, Idaho, says he harvests his Frontier Russets starting in mid-August, about a month before the Burbanks.
These newer red potatoes hold their color longer, are brighter and have high shelf appeal, but as with russets are not being identified to shoppers by their specific variety and the associated benefits they bring to consumers.
Observers say that as far volume goes, russet potatoes are still the king, but the specialty segment is driving higher value for the retailer and grower on a per pound basis.
Within potato subcategories, russets remain the leader, accounting for 51.4% of category sales over the 52-week period, yet down 0.9% from the prior year.
With retail prices on russets deflated due to the large crop, promotion will be important to drive top-line sales.
Today, russets account for roughly 50% of the market," says Seth Pemsler, vice president, retail at the Idaho Potato Commission.
Although traditional russets account for nearly 80% of the nation's potato volume at retail, flavorful varieties are increasing substantially in dollar sales, says Pope.
Some others I remember are russets, Jonathans, rambos, snow and northern spy.