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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from (Peconic x USDA135141-6) and selected at the Horticultural Science Department, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Ontario, in 1968.
  • Garden variety
  • Registration in Canada: exempted
  • Maturity: early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium-sized, spreading; stems with sparse appressed pubescence; nodes not swollen; wings very wavy.
  • Leaves: dull green, sparsely pubescent; veins on lower surface shiny; midribs and petioles light green, sparsely pubescent, with ridges on the upper surface.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate, symmetrical to slightly asymmetrical; widest at the base of the plant and narrowest at the top; tip acuminate; base truncate to cordate.
    Primary leaflets: medium-sized to large, ovate; tip acuminate; none to eight.
    Tertiary leaflets: small, numerous, mostly alternate, occasionally found on petiolules.
  • Flowers: white with a shiny yellowish green centre, on finely pubescent light green buds; anthers vivid yellow.
  • Tubers: round, slightly flattened; smooth to lightly flaked light buff skin; shallow eyes, same colour as the skin; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: dark reddish purple.

Agricultural Features

Medium yield, very short dormancy period. High total solids.

  • Utilization: excellent for boiling, baking, and chipping; good for french frying.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: golden nematode.
Good resistance: late blight, tuber net necrosis, viruses causing mild mosaic.
Some resistance: common scab.
Susceptible: leaf roll and rhizoctonia.

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