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Leaf Flower Plant
sprout Tubers

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by BV de ZPC from (Cardinal x SVP Ve 709) in St-Annaparochie (The Netherlands) in 1977.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1998
  • Registration number: 4675
  • Maturity: moderately late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium tall, semi-erect; stems medium to strongly pigmented; single straight wings; slightly swollen nodes, slightly pigmented.
  • Leaves: dark green, semi-open; midribs and petioles strongly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse; weak to medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: five pairs; medium ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse.
  • Flowers: numerous, medium to large red-violet corolla, prominent star; flower bud weakly pigmented.
  • Tubers: oblong; flaky red skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical, slightly prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical, base moderately pubescent, strongly pigmented of red-violet; apex strongly pubescent, not pigmented.

Agricultural Features

High to very high yielding variety. Tubers are uniform in shape and have a rather good resistance to internal bruising and hollow heart. Good storability. High to very high dry matter content.

  • Utilization: texture fairly firm; little discoloration after cooking; excellent for frying; good for baking and boiling.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market, french fries.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Highly resistant: PVX.
Good resistance: tuber late blight.
Moderately resistant: PVY, common scab.
Moderately susceptible: leaf late blight.
Susceptible: leafroll, PVA.

References: 1, 2, 7.

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