Agata

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Leaf Flower Plant
Sprout Tubers

GENERAL

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Svalöf Weibull A.B., from the cross (BM 52-72 X Sirco) in Emmeloord (The Netherlands) in 1976.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2002
  • Registration number: 5498
  • Maturity: early to mid-season

BOTANICAL FEATURES

  • Plants: medium height, spreading; thin stems, not pigmented; moderately prominent straight single wings; nodes slightly swollen with no pigmentation; produce a high number of branches.
  • Leaves: medium green, semi-open; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip acute; base obtuse to cordate and slightly asymmetrical; strongly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: four to five pairs; medium ovate; tip acute; base obtuse to cordate, moderately asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: few, medium size white corolla; orange anthers; flower buds and peduncles not pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval to oblong; light yellow smooth skin; shallow eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical; red-violet, weakly pigmented; moderately pubescent; long lateral shoots; tip has closed habit.

AGRICULTURAL FEATURES

High yielding variety. Tubers are very uniform in shape and present good resistance to internal bruising. Low dry matter content. Medium storage ability.

  • Utilization: firm flesh; good baked, boiled and for salad; not suitable for french fries or chips.
  • Chief Market:  fresh market.

REACTION TO DISEASES

Immune: potato wart.
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Good resistance: PVYn.
Moderately resistant: tuber late blight, leaf roll, fusarium dry rot.
Susceptible: leaf late blight, PVX, common scab.

References:   1, 7.

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