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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by D. Biemond B.V. from (Monalisa x Cara) in Eenrum (The Netherlands) in 1983.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2006
  • Registration number: 6095
  • Maturity: medium late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium tall, semi-erect; stems weakly pigmented; straight single wings; strongly swollen nodes, not pigmented.
  • Leaves: olive green, semi-open; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; apex acute; base cordate and very slightly asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: five pairs; narrowly ovate; apex acute; base cordate and asymmetrical.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous; white corolla with a prominent star; yellow-orange anther; flower bud weakly pigmented; very long pigmented peduncle.
  • Tubers: oval; smooth creamy yellow skin; shallow to medium deep eyes, slightly red pigmented, few in number, predominantly apical; slightly prominent eyebrows; yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical, moderately pubescent, purple; base moderately pigmented, apex weakly pigmented.

Agricultural Features

Very high yielding potential variety; high number of attractive appearance tubers per plant; good storability; medium dormancy period.

Remark: vine killing can be difficult.

  • Utilization: no discolouration after cooking; very good for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Field immunity: potato wart (race 2).
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1, Ro4).
Highly resistant: common scab.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, PVY.

References: 1, 4.

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