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General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Northern Ireland Plant Breeding Station from (S62/47/1 x Dr McIntosh) in Loughgall (Northern Ireland, UK). Released in 1982.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2003
  • Registration number: 5582
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: short, compact, bushy; stems medium thick, numerous, mainly unbranched, weakly pigmented; wings waved, single; nodes not swollen and not pigmented; internodes faintly pigmented in axils.
  • Leaves: dark green, glossy, moderately open, small.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly ovate; wavy margins; apex acuminate; base slightly cordate.
    Primary leaflets: three to four pairs; narrowly ovate; apex acuminate; cordate base, very asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: few white flowers on a short peduncle; lemon-yellow anthers; buds strongly pigmented, especially at base; peduncle and pedicel pigmented; few berry production.
  • Tubers: round to oval; smooth white skin; moderately shallow eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: ovoid, pubescent; red-violet.

Agricultural Features

Moderately high yielding variety with a high number of uniform tubers per plant; medium-long dormancy period; low dry matter.Good storability.

Due to high production of tuber numbers, it is essential to ensure adequate moisture.

  • Utilization: firm waxy cooked texture, good flavour, no after cooking discoloration; good for boiling and baking; excellent for packing and washing.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

High resistance: PVY, common scab.
Moderately resistant: powdery scab, leafroll.
Moderately susceptible: late blight, blackleg.
Susceptible: PVX, PVA, potato cyst nematodes.

References: 1, 3

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