Brigus

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General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from the cross (G64-124-5p x SJ62-26-14) at the St. John's Research Station, Newfoundland, in 1971.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1983
  • Registration number: 2337
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium sized; erect to semi-erect; deep purple stems; prominent straight to wavy wings; green nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: dark green, semi-open to open; petioles strongly pigmented, very slightly pubescent; midribs strongly pigmented on upper surface, green streaked purple on lower surface, occasional long hairs.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate, acuminate tip, base asymmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: two to three pairs; oval to ovate; base symmetrical to slightly asymmetrical.
    Secondary leaflets: three to five pairs, small.
  • Flowers: numerous, large mauve corolla with white tips, colour is absent on upper surface of petals at the base; orange anthers; drooping pubescent buds, purple at base; occasional berry production.
  • Tubers: round to oval; smooth purple skin; shallow eyes; cream to very pale yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: purple.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; good storability, short dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

Remark: plant 25 to 30 cm apart on the row to avoid oversize.

  • Utilization: good for boiling and french frying.
  • Chief Market: fresh market in Newfoundland

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: potato wart (races 2, 8).
Moderately resistant: common scab, late blight, storage diseases.
Susceptible: potato cyst nematode, rhizoctonia.

References: 1, 6.

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