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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada, Fredericton Research Station from (Raritan x F51013) in Fredericton, New Brusnwick (Canada) in 1967.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1991
  • Registration number: 3463
  • Maturity: early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium, spreading; stems not pigmented; wings not prominent; nodes not swollen.
  • Leaves: medium olive green, open; petioles and midribs not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse.
    Primary leaflets: three to five pairs; narrowly ovate.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous, white corolla with a greenish star; yellow anthers.
  • Tubers: round to oval; smooth white to very light buff skin; shallow to medium deep eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: conical; base medium red-violet; apex closed, moderately pubescent.

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety; early tuber set. Tubers have an attractive appearance and excellent washing quality. Short dormancy period; storage not recommended. Medium specific gravity.

Avoid pre-sprouting because tubers have a very fast physiological aging after long storage. Well adapted to loam and organic soils, not suitable for sandy soils. Irrigation is needed in sandy loams. Potatoes intended for seeds should be planted as late as possible and stored at 2 to 3 °C.

  • Utilization: acceptable for boiling in early harvest, good boiled and baked in late harvest.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: Verticillium albo atrum.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, PVY, fusarium storage rots, rhizoctonia.
Susceptible: late blight, phoma, early blight, Verticillium dahliae.
Highly susceptible: common scab.

References: 1, 6.

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