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- Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from (F55066 x USDA96-56) and selected at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brunswick, in 1969.
- Year registered in Canada: 1984.
- Registration number: 2368.
- Maturity: early.
- Plants: medium-sized, spreading; stems splashed with purple especially on lower parts; nodes not swollen.
- Leaves: close, grayish green with purple traces on the petioles and midribs, sparsely pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: elliptical; tip acuminate; base slightly cordate, sometimes asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: elliptical; tip acuminate; base slightly cordate, sometimes asymmetrical; three to five pairs.
Secondary leaflets: sessile, decurrent, five to fifteen.
- Flowers: pale purplish blue; tips whitish; purplish blue flower buds.
- Tubers: oblong, thick, narrowing at the bud end; smooth red-purple skin or heavily stippled red-purple on a tan background; numerous medium-deep eyes the same colour as the skin or deep indigo; creamy white flesh.
- Sprouts: black purple, conical, densely pubescent.
High yielding variety; attractive appearance; widely adapted; easily topkilled; grades well with few culls; stores well. Medium specific gravity.
- Utilization: fair to good for boiling and baking, fair for chipping.
- Chief Markets: seed potato export and early fresh market.
Reaction to Diseases
Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: fusarium dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum and Fusarium sambucinum), late blight, leaf roll, virus Y, phoma rot, potato wart.
References: 1, 6, 8.
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