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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by the USDA in 1940 from (X96-44 x X528-170) and selected in Maine in 1941.
  • Garden Variety
  • Registration in Canada: exempted.
  • Maturity: mid-season.

Botanical Features

  • Plants: large, spreading; stems medium thick, prominently angled; nodes slightly swollen; wings slightly waved to straight.
  • Leaves: open, medium long, broad, medium green; midribs scantly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate.
    Primary leaflets: ovate, three pairs.
    Secondary leaflets: few, between pairs of primary leaflets.
    Tertiary leaflets: few.
  • Flowers: medium-sized to large, white, on scantly pubescent green buds.
  • Tubers: elliptical to elliptical round; flaky dark creamy buff skin; medium-deep eyes, same colour as the skin; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: olive green shading to brown.

Agricultural features

High yielding, well suited for medium-textured well drained mineral soils, close spacing between plants and reduced fertilization will reduce the appearance of oversized and rough tubers, some resistance to drought, short dormancy period. High total solids.

  • Utilization: fair to good for boiling, good for chipping.

Reaction to Diseases

Very resistant: late blight.
Some resistance: common scab, fusarium dry rot, tuber net necrosis.
Susceptible: black leg, leaf roll, verticillium wilt, viruses X and Y.

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