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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by E. Duursema from (Elvira x AM 66-42) in The Netherlands.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1998
  • Registration number: 4702
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium tall, upright growth; stems not pigmented; prominent waved single wings, nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: medium green, open, lower surface very pubescent; midribs not pigmented and moderately pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly ovate; acuminate tip; obtuse to cordate base, moderately asymmetrical; moderately wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs, narrowly ovate, acuminate tip, cordate and asymmetrical base.
  • Flowers: very few, drop readily; small white corolla with prominent star; bright yellow anthers.
  • Tubers: large, round oval; light yellow skin, smooth to slightly flaky; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; medium prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical, blue-violet, moderately pubescent.

Agricultural Features

Very high yielding variety that has a good resistance to drought. Very high dry matter content. Good storability aptitude. Medium dormancy period (6 months).

  • Utilization: very good for baking, good for boiling.
  • Chief Market: fresh market, pre-packaging.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: potato wart and potato cyst nematode pathotypes Ro1 and Ro4.
Highly resistant: PVY.
Moderately resistant: common scab.

References: 1.

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