Dundrod

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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Sliced tuber Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by John Clarke from the cross (Wasseon x Maris Piper) in Ballycastle (Northern Ireland) in 1972.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1999
  • Registration number: 4879
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium size; semi-erect; stems weakly pigmented; medium to strongly prominent wings, waved single; nodes not swollen, weakly pigmented.
  • Leaves: dark green, long, slightly glossy, closed; midribs and petioles very weakly to weakly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium to broadly ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate to lobed and asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: six pairs; first pair often fused with terminal leaflet; medium ovate; apex acute; base cordate and strongly asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
    Secondary leaflets: moderately numerous, large, round.
  • Flowers: rare to occasional; rather large red-violet corolla with white tips; buds very strongly pigmented, weakly to moderately persistent; short peduncles weakly pigmented; no berry production.
  • Tubers: round to oval; slightly rough light yellow skin; medium deep eyes, intermediate in number, predominantly apical; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; blue-violet; strongly pubescent; base strongly pigmented; tip closed; not pigmented.

Agricultural Features

Medium yielding variety; moderately resistant to internal and external bruising; good storability; medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: no after cooking blackening; poor for baking and french frying; good for boiling; fair for chipping.
  • Chief Market: fresh market

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Resistant: golden nematode (G. rostochiensis race 1).
Highly resistant: PVA, PVX, PVY.
Moderately resistant: foliage late blight, common scab; phoma rot.
Moderately susceptible: fusarium dry rot, blackleg, leaf roll.
Susceptible: tuber late blight.

References: 1, 2, 3, 4.

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