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Leaf Flower Plant
Sprout Tubers

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Friese Maatschappij van Landbouw from the cross (Estima x Sinaeda) in Metslawier, (Netherlands) in 1973.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1998
  • Registration number: 4814
  • Maturity: early to mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium; semi-erect; thin stems, strongly pigmented; wings waved single; moderately swollen nodes, weakly to not pigmented.
  • Leaves: dark green; closed; midribs weakly pigmented; petioles moderately pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acute; base obtuse and very slightly asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: five pairs; small to medium; narrowly ovate; tip acute; base obtuse and asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: medium to numerous; medium size purple corolla, prominent star; bright yellow anthers; flower buds weakly pigmented; peduncle weakly to moderately pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval; smooth light yellow skin; few shallow eyes, evenly distributed; not prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical; purple; base strongly pubescent and strongly pigmented; apex weakly pubescent, not pigmented.

Agricultural Features

High to very high yielding variety; medium number of tubers per plant, uniform in shape and in grading; good resistance to hollow heart and to drought; rather good resistance to internal bruising; medium to good storability; short to medium dormancy period; low dry matter.

  • Utilization: mealy texture; none to traces after cooking blackening; good for boiling and baking, not suitable for chipping or frying.
  • Chief Market: fresh market

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1)
Highly resistant: PVA.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, PVX, tuber late blight, phoma rot.
Moderately susceptible: common scab, PVY, fusarium dry rot.
Susceptible: leaf late blight.

References: 1, 4, 7

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