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Leaf Flower Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred and selected by Les Buissons Research Center, MAPAQ, Les Buissons (Quebec) from (F68123 x Simcoe), in 1987.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1999
  • Registration number: 5014
  • Maturity: very early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium height, semi erect; stems slightly pigmented; wings medium; nodes moderately swollen.
  • Leaves: medium green, half close, slightly pubescent on lower surface, no pigmentation on mid-rib and petiole.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate, acuminate tip, asymmetrical and acute base; faintly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs, elliptical, acuminate tip, truncate and asymmetrical base.
  • Flowers: low to medium profusion; buds strongly pigmented; medium size white corolla, green yellow anthers; peduncule very slightly pigmented.
  • Tubers: round to oval; white smooth skin; medium deep to shallow eyes; slightly prominent eyebrows; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; sprout base has weak pubescence and a strong red-violet pigmentation; sprout tip is half-open with medium blue-violet pigmentation and strong pubescence.

Agricultural Features

Very good early yielding variety; high percentage of large tubers, attractive appearance. Medium high dry matter content. Excellent storability; long dormancy period.

  • Utilization: rather firm flesh with few discolouration after cooking. Excellent boiling quality. Very attractive appearance as washed potato.
  • Chief Market: early and fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately susceptible: verticillium wilt and rhizoctonia.
Susceptible: late blight and common scab.

References: 1.

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