Prospect

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Sprout tuber Sliced Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Shepody x Russette) made and selected by Joyce and Robert Coffin, in Kensington, Prince Edward Island, in 1990.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2005
  • Registration number: 5962
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium; semi-erect; thick stems, weakly pigmented at junction of petioles; waved single wing; nodes not swollen.
  • Leaves: long, medium green; semi-open; leaflets slightly cupped.
    Terminal leaflets: narrowly ovate; acuminate tip; cordate and slightly asymmetrical base.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; nearly right angles to leaf midrib; medium ovate; cuspidate tip; base cordate and slightly asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: numerous; mauve corolla, moderately prominent star; flower buds pigmented; lemon yellow anthers; high berry production.
  • Tubers: oblong; buff coloured flaky skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; eyebrows not prominent; cream coloured flesh.
  • Sprouts: conical; base mauve, moderately pubescent; apex pink and glabrous.

Agricultural Features

Prospect is a high yielding variety that sets about five large tubers per plant with few small tubers. Tubers are set deep in the hill so there is low incidence of sunburn. It has good drought tolerance, very good storability quality, medium specific gravity and medium dormancy period.

  • Utilization: fair for boiling and baking, and fair for french frying after short term storage (3-4 months). No boiling sloughing, low after cooking discolouration.
  • Chief Market: fresh market and french fries.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: potato wart.
Moderately resistant: PVY, common scab.
Moderately susceptible: early blight, late blight, PVX
Susceptible:  leafroll, PVS.

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