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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Keswick x USDA96-56) made and selected by Agriculture Canada at the Fredericton Research Station, New-Brunswick, in 1950.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1958
  • Registration number: 0732
  • Maturity: early to mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium height, slightly spreading, open; stems occasionally branching, not pigmented above ground, white tinged with purple under ground; straight wings.
  • Leaves: green, glossy, slightly wrinkled; closed; tendency to have a slight to pronounced rim roll depending on the degree of maturity; midribs green.
    Terminal leaflets: large, broad, drooping.
    Primary leaflets: large, broad; first pair slightly overlapping terminal leaflets.
  • Flowers: few; white corolla; yellow anthers; petioles start well down stem, consequently blossoms do not stand above top of plant; buds green, persistent; no berry production.
  • Tubers: round to elliptical, medium size; smooth buff skin, slightly netted; shallow eyes; eyebrows long, curved and prominent; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical, purple, pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; tubers of attractive appearance; susceptible to skinning and bruising; medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: excellent for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: late blight (race 1).
Susceptible: PVA, PVX, PVY, leaf roll, common scab, fusarium.
Highly susceptible: verticillium wilt.

References: 1, 6.

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