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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (LP8314 x LP84133) made by Le Centre de recherches Les Buissons inc., MAPAQ, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec (Canada) in 1989. Released in 2004.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2002
  • Registration number: 6238
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: tall, erect; thick stems, not pigmented; very prominent straight double wings; nodes not swollen and not pigmented.
  • Leaves: medium green, open; midribs and petioles very slightly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: large ovate; tip cuspidate; base cordate and slightly asymmetrical; slightly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; small, narrowly ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate and moderately asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous; white corolla, moderately prominent star; bright yellow anthers; flower buds not pigmented; peduncles not pigmented.
  • Tubers: round to oblong; flaky white skin; shallow eyes, rather numerous, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical; blue-violet; base strongly pubescent, slightly pigmented; tip moderately pubescent, not pigmented, semi-open habit.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; large tubers of attractive appearance; early tuber set. Good resistance to hollow heart and net necrosis; very resistant to brown centre. Some sensibility to the herbicide metribuzin. Long dormancy period; good storability. Medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: very weak boiling sloughing and very weak discolouration after cooking; good for baking, very good for boiling at harvest and excellent after a few months in storage; very good for french fries.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market and French fries processing.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: late blight, rhizoctonia.

References: 1.

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