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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (F2218 x F47024) made in 1981 at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and selected at the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Research Station in Lethbridge, Alberta. Released in 2008.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2008
  • Registration number: 6373
  • Maturity: early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium size, erect; thick stems, not pigmented; inconspicuous straight single wings; nodes moderately swollen.
  • Leaves: dark green; closed; small; midribs and petioles not pigmented, nodes moderately swollen.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip cuspidate; base cordate; weakly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; narrowly ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate.
    Secondary leaflets: numerous.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous, red-violet corolla, weakly pigmented, moderately prominent star; orange-yellow anthers; peduncles not pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval; medium to large; flaky, buff-coloured skin, white at base of eyes; shallow eyes, intermediate in numbers, evenly distributed; non prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; purple; moderately pubescent; base weakly pigmented; apex not pigmented, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; uniform tuber size and attractive appearance. High specific gravity.

  • Utilization: good for boiling, baking and chipping; moderate sloughing after boiling; trace blackening after cooking.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market and chipping.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: verticillium wilt.
Moderately susceptible: early blight, common scab.
Susceptible: late blight on foliage and tubers, fusarium dry rot.

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