Monona

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General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by the USDA at Beltsville, Maryland (USA) from the cross (B1299-15 x B1268-46) and selected by the USDA and Frito-Lay Inc. in 1953.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1981.
  • Registration number: 2152.
  • Maturity: mid-season.

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium sized, spreading; stems medium thick, round; nodes slightly swollen; internodes slightly reddish; wings straight.
  • Leaves: medium-sized, light green; midribs scantly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate.
    Primary leaflets: medium-sized, three pairs.
    Secondary leaflets: numerous.
    Tertiary leaflets: few.
  • Flowers: numerous; large white corolla; flower buds not pigmented, strongly pubescent.
  • Tubers: oblong to ovate, flattened; smooth light creamy buff skin; shallow to medium-deep eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: ovoid; base olive green; tip reddish purple.

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety, early tuber set, variable tuber shape; handles well. Good storability at 7 °C, reconditions rapidly after cold storage; short dormancy period; medium to low specific gravity.

  • Utilization: fair for boiling and baking, acceptable for french frying, excellent for chipping at harvest and after numerous storage treatments.
  • Chief Market: chipping

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: PVA, PVS, PVX.
Moderately resistant: PVY, verticillium wilt.
Moderately susceptible: leaf roll, fusarium tuber rot.
Susceptible: blackleg.

References: 1, 6.

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