What is the scientific name of an Idaho potato?
The terminology Idaho potato refers to any potato grown in Idaho. There are several varieties, the most common traditionally is the Idaho Russet Burbank which is named after the famed scientist Luther Burbank. Another variety gaining in popularity in grocery stores is the Idaho Russet Norkotah. Look for the certification mark on the bag or box with the ‚ÄúGrown in Idaho‚Äù seal to be sure you are getting genuine Idaho Potatoes when you buy.