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- Origin & Breeding: bred by A.D. Mulder from (Primura x Alcmaria) in Enkhuizen (Netherlands).
- Year registered in Canada: 1999
- Registration number: 4904
- Maturity: very early
- Plants: semi-erect, medium height; few, thick stems with weak to medium pigmentation; straight single wing; slight swelling of nodes with weak pigmentation.
- Leaves: large, drooping, dark green, half-open; weak pigmentation on top of midrib.
Terminal leaflets: medium ovate, acuminate tip, obtuse base, moderately wavy margins.
Primary leaflets: six pairs, medium ovate, acuminate tip, obtuse and symmetrical base.
Secondary leaflets: few and large.
- Flowers: numerous, large, red-violet; long peduncule; calyx strongly pigmented; buds strongly to moderately pigmented; many berries.
- Tubers: oblong; light yellow, rather smooth skin; medium shallow eyes, evenly distributed; pale yellow flesh.
- Sprouts: conical, open; medium to weak pubescence; medium to weak red-violet pigmentation except on apex which is green.
High yielding variety with good tuber uniformity; few tubers per plant. Rather good resistance to internal bruising. Low dry matter content. Long dormancy.
- Utilization: firm to fairly firm texture; free from discolouration after cooking; very good for boiling and baking.
- Chief Markets: early fresh market and seed exportation
REACTION TO DISEASES
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Good resistance: PVX.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, PVY, common scab, tuber late blight.
Moderately susceptible: powdery scab, blackleg.
Susceptible: leaf late blight.
References: 1, 3, 7.
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