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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from the cross (834C(29) x F47024) and selected at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brusnwick, in 1958.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1974
  • Registration number: 1550
  • Maturity: late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: large; erect; stems dark purple at ground level, darker purple just above the attachment of the petioles; no pigmentation at the top.
  • Leaves: open; dull slaty grey-green, slightly pubescent; midribs slightly paler than leaves.
    Terminal leaflets: base truncate, symmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs; base moderately decurrent, asymmetrical.
    Secondary leaflets: always three pairs.
    Tertiary leaflets: usually three to five pairs on mature leaves.
  • Flowers: numerous; white corolla; long prominent peduncles; calyxes heavily pubescent, slightly purple; blossom over an extended period.
  • Tubers: oblong to ovoid; medium size; slightly netted buff skin; shallow light buff eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: deep purple.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety of attractive appearance; performs well under organic production practices; highly resistant to bruising and skinning; good storability; high specific gravity.

Remark: highly susceptible to the herbicide Metribuzin.

  • Utilization: excellent for boiling and baking; good for french frying; very suitable for small package trade.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market, home gardens.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: fusarium dry rot, tuber net necrosis caused by leaf roll.
Moderately resistant: blackleg, common scab, late blight in foliage and tubers, rhizoctonia.
Susceptible: leaf roll, verticillium wilt, PVX, PVY (severe field reaction).

References: 1, 6.

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