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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred and selected by the U.S.D.A. from (USDA X96-56 x Katahdin) in Maine. Released jointly by the U.S.D.A. and the Michigan State University in 1956.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1976
  • Registration number: 1694
  • Maturity: early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium to large; erect; large thick stems, prominently angled, pigmented; wings prominent, extremely wavy; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: medium sized.
    Terminal leaflets: elliptical ovate; acute tip; symmetrical base.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs, elongated.
    Secondary leaflets: moderately numerous; on the midrid between pairs of primary leaflets and at the junctions of the midrib and petiolules.
  • Flowers: small; pink to reddish corolla; yellow orange anthers; short peduncles; flower buds not pigmented.
  • Tubers: round; smooth white skin, slightly flaked at maturity; medium deep eyes, may be very deep on apical end on oversized tubers; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: red-violet.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; uniform sized tubers; early tuber set. Resistant to drought and adapted to sandy soils well supplied with organic matter. Few internal defects; tendency to produce misshapen deep eyes tubers. Requires close spacing to prevent the production of large rough tubers. Does not store or process well. Low specific gravity.

  • Utilization: fair for boiling and baking, unsuitable for chipping.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: PVA
Moderately resistant: common scab, late blight.
Susceptible: early blight, verticillium wilt.

References:   1, 9.

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