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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tubers Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station from the cross (F4724 x F5569) in Fredericton, New Brunswick and selected by the AAC Experimental Farm in Scott, Saskatchewan.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1982
  • Registration number: 2252
  • Maturity: early to very early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium size; spreading; stems strongly pigmented at the base; wings prominent, waved; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: olive green, closed, slightly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: apex acute; base lobed and slightly asymmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; elliptical; base lobed and asymmetrical.
    Secondary leaflets: one set at each internodes.
  • Flowers: very pale purple corolla with white tips; fades rapidly to near white; bright yellow anthers.
  • Tubers: oval; buff skin; shallow eyes; creamy white flesh.
  • Sprouts: ovoid; base mainly green with purple area around lateral shoots; tip slightly pigmented, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

Medium yielding variety; wide adaptability as first early tablestock. Tubers size early to very early across the Canadian Prairies; vines maturity is midseason to late; smooth conformation if harvested early but if left to plant maturity, tubers frequently become oversized and rough with growth cracks or hollow heart. Weak to medium storability; low to medium specific gravity.

Remark: should be used as an early variety; top killing is recommended to prevent oversized tubers.

  • Utilization: no after cooking discolouration; fair to good for boiling.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market in Western Canada

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant:PVX, common scab.

References: 1

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