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- 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
- 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.
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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