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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by S. Hartmans from the cross (Alcmaria x SVP AM66-42) in Swifterbant (The Netherlands).
  • Year registered in Canada: 1998
  • Registration number: 4684
  • Maturity: very early to early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: short; semi-erect to erect; stems not pigmented; moderately prominent wings, straight single; nodes very slightly swollen, not pigmented.
  • Leaves: olive green; closed; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate and asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs; large; medium to broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate and very asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: rare to occasional; white corolla with prominent star; green-yellow anthers; buds and peduncles not pigmented; low berry production.
  • Tubers: round to oval; large; light yellow skin, smooth to slightly rough; shallow eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; rather prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: conical; weak blue-violet pigmentation; base strongly pubescent; tip closed, weakly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High to very high yielding variety; many tubers per plant; uniform in grading; good resistance to second growth, growth cracks, hollow heart and drought; rather good resistance to internal and external bruising; medium to long dormancy period; low to medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: mealy texture; none to trace after cooking blackening; good taste; good for boiling and baking; poor for frying and chipping.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Highly resistant: PVA, PVX, PVY, tuber late blight, rhizoctonia, blackleg.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, common scab, fusarium dry rot, golden nematode (G. rostochiensis Ro2, Ro3).
Moderately susceptible: phoma rot.
Susceptible: foliage late blight.

References: 1, 4

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