Matilda

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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Svalöf Weibull AB from the cross (68/2144 x Sv 67108) in Svalöv (Sweden) in 1970.
  • Registration in Canada: deregistered
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium height, semi-erect; stems and nodes not pigmented.
  • Leaves: olive green, open; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly ovate; apex acute; base cordate and symmetrical; slightly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: three to four pairs; narrowly ovate; apex acute; base cordate and symmetrical.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: few.
  • Flowers: medium-sized white corolla; flower buds strongly pigmented.
  • Tubers: round to oval; netted yellow skin; shallow eyes; creamy yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical; purple; base moderately pubescent; apex strongly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety; uniform medium-sized tubers; low internal and external defects; medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: mealy texture, medium boiling sloughing; low after cooking discoloration; good for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: fresh market

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: potato wart.
Good resistance: late blight.
Moderately susceptible: PVY.
Susceptible: common scab.
Highly susceptible: potato cyst nematode.

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