AC Novachip

This page is part of the Guidance Document Repository (GDR).

Looking for related documents?
Search for related documents in the Guidance Document Repository

PDF (85 kb)

Click on Image for Larger View

Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada Research Station from the cross (F68061 x F66011) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 1974.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1993
  • Registration number: 3466
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium large, upright to spreading; stems green, angular; narrow wings; nodes not swollen.
  • Leaves: medium green; semi-open; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip acute to acuminate; base generally truncate and symmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: four to five pairs; narrowly ovate.
  • Flowers: white corolla with cream star; deep yellow anthers; buds white with a trace of lilac.
  • Tubers: oval to oblong, slightly flattened (small tubers are round); smooth buff coloured skin; shallow eyes, except medium deep at the bud end; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; medium red-violet colouration and medium pubescence at the base; tip closed without pigmentation or pubescence.

Agricultural Features

Medium high yielding variety; medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity. Tubers tend to be large; in row spacing should be 20 cm to avoid oversized tubers.

  • Utilization: good to excellent chipping quality, especially after long storage and reconditioning; good for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: chipping.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab, PVY.
Moderately susceptible: verticillium wilt (V. dahliae).
Susceptible: leaf roll, rhizoctonia, early blight, pink eye in wet soils.
Very susceptible: late blight.

References: 1, 6.

Send us your comments regarding potato variety descriptions.

Date modified: