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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by B.V. de ZPC from the cross (Monalisa x Rop B 1178) in Leeuwarden (Netherlands).
  • Year registered in Canada: 2004
  • Registration number: 5856
  • Maturity: medium late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: tall, semi-erect; stems moderately pigmented; medium size straight single wings; slightly swollen nodes.
  • Leaves: olive green, open, lower surface moderately pubescent; midribs weakly pigmented with medium-high pubescence on top.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; apex acuminate; base obtuse to cordate, symmetrical; margins moderately wavy.
    Primary leaflets: five pairs, medium-large, narrowly ovate, apex acute to acuminate; base obtuse to cordate, asymmetrical.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.
  • Flowers: numerous, medium large white corolla, very prominent star, orange anthers; buds strongly pigmented, persistant; medium berry production.
  • Tubers: large to very large, oblong; light yellow smooth skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; eyebrows not to slightly prominent; cream to light yellow coloured flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical, red-violet, weakly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

Very high yielding variety; uniform in grading. Very good foliage development. Good resistance to drought and secondary growth; moderately good resistance to internal bruising. Medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: fairly firm to floury flesh; good for French fries, baking and mashing.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market and French fries processing.

Reaction to Diseases

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

References: 1, 3, 7.

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