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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Sliced tuber Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Wischip x B5141-6) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin (USA) in 1976.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1990
  • Registration number: 3275
  • Maturity: mid to late season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium, semi-spreading; stems have irregular purple-brown mottle near nodes; prominent straight wings; slightly swollen nodes.
  • Leaves: medium green, semi-open, slightly pubescent; midribs light green; acute insertion of petioles on stem, pigmented at insertion.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate and asymmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate and asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: fairly abundant, medium white corolla, waxy gold star; yellow anthers; flower buds not pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval to oblong; buff skin; medium deep eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: conical to narrow cylindrical; base deep purple, very pubescent; apex weakly pigmented.

Agricultural Features

Medium yielding variety; good storability; medium dormancy period; high dry matter. Susceptible to growth cracks; resistant to blackspot; tolerant to drought.

  • Utilization: mealy texture with no or little after cooking sloughing; good for boiling and baking; excellent for chipping even after long storage (9 months).
  • Chief Market: chipping.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: common scab, PVS.
Moderately resistant: early blight, leaf roll, PVY.
Susceptible: late blight.

References: 1, 6.

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