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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by BV de ZPC from the cross (Shepody x RZ-84-2580) in The Netherlands.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2004
  • Registration number: 5850
  • Maturity: early to mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium large, semi-erect; stems not or very weakly pigmented, wings moderately prominent.
  • Leaves: yellowish green, moderately close, moderately pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly to medium ovate; often fused to the first primary leaflet; acute to acuminate tip; obtuse to cordate base; strongly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: five to six pairs, narrowly ovate, acute tip, cordate base.
  • Flowers: numerous, white corolla; few to moderately numerous berries.
  • Tubers: long oblong, large to very large; russetted tan coloured skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; slightly to moderately prominent eyebrows; pale yellow to yellowish-white flesh.
  • Sprouts: large, broad cylindrical; weak red-violet pigmentation; medium to strong pubescence.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety, uniform in grading. Rather good resistance to internal bruising. Medium to high dry matter content.

  • Utilization: fairly firm to floury after cooking texture; suitable for fresh market and chipping.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market, processing for chips.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart.
Resistant: pale cyst nematode (Globodera pallida pathotypes Pa 2,3).
Good resistance: leaf late blight.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, PVX, PVY, tuber late blight, common scab.

References: 1, 7.

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