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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Robert L. Plaisted, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from the cross (Monona x Allegany) made in 1982 and released in 1991.
  • Registration in Canada: deregistered
  • Maturity: mid-season to late.

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium to tall, semi-erect; stems not pigmented; prominent waved single wings; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: medium green, semi-closed; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse.
    Primary leaflets: three pairs; ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse.
  • Flowers: very low frequency; small white corolla; light green calyx; orange anther; flower buds and peduncles not pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval to oblong; smooth buff skin; shallow eyes except on apical end where they are moderately deep; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; red-violet; base moderately pubescent, moderately pigmented; tip weakly pubescent, weakly pigmented, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

High yielding and early sizing variety; tubers are well shaped and have an attractive appearance, a good resistance to internal necrosis and a moderate resistance to hollow heart. Medium to long dormancy period; fair storage capability; medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: good chipping and boiling qualities; no sloughing after boiling and none to trace darkening after cooking.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market and chips.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Moderately resistant: common scab, verticillium wilt, early blight.
Susceptible: PVY

References: 1, 8.

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