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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by HZPC Holland B.V. from the cross (Berber x Caesar) in The Netherlands, in 1989.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2011
  • Registration number: 7065
  • Maturity: early to mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium, semi-upright; stems weakly pigmented (located in leaf axils and upwards); nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: medium green, semi-open; midribs and petioles weakly pigmented; slightly wavy margins; medium deep veins.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate.
    Primary leaflets: narrowly ovate; tip cuspidate; base cordate.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: moderately numerous.
  • Flowers: medium profusion; white corolla; flower buds strongly pigmented; peduncle weakly pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval; smooth yellow skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; non prominent eyebrows; yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical; red-violet; base strongly pigmented, moderately pubescent; tip very weakly pigmented, strongly pubescent, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety of attractive appearance. Tubers size early; excellent washing quality. Good resistance to environmental stress. Rather long dormancy period. Good storage capability. Low to medium specific gravity.

NOTE: plant in warm soil because of slow early development.

  • Utilization: no discoloration after cooking; tasty; very good for baking, boiling and steaming.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1, Ro4).
Moderately susceptible: common scab.
Susceptible: late blight.

References: 1, 7.

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