Blue Lady

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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Peter Keijzer, Fobek B.V. from the cross (Oscar x VE 8044) in Annaparochie, The Netherlands, in 1994.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2010
  • Registration number: 6743
  • Maturity: mid-season to late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium, spreading; thin stems very strongly pigmented; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: dark green, open; midribs and petioles very strongly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly ovate; tip acute to acuminate; base obtuse to cordate.
    Primary leaflets: narrowly ovate; tip acute to acuminate; base cordate; rather deep veins; weakly wavy margins; no pubescence on leaf blade at apical rosette.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous; red-violet corolla, strongly pigmented; flower buds not pigmented; peduncles very strongly pigmented.
  • Tubers: round to oval; smooth blue skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; blue-violet; base weakly pubescent, very strongly pigmented; tip strongly pubescent, strongly pigmented; closed habit; few short lateral shoots.

Agricultural Features

Medium yielding variety. Many small tubers per plant. Good storage capability. Medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: good for baking and boiling.
  • Chief Market: specialty market.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly susceptible: common scab.

References: 1, 13.

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