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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Sliced tuber Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from (B5141-6 x Wischip) at the University of Winconsin, Madison (Wisconsin), and released in 1990.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1997
  • Registration number: 4657
  • Maturity: late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: tall, semi-erect; thick, slightly pubescent and very lightly pigmented stems; prominent wings; light to medium swelling of stem nodes.
  • Leaves: olive green, open, slightly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate, tip acuminate, base obtuse and semi-asymmetric with moderately waving margins.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs, narrowly ovate, tip acuminate, base cordate.
    Secondary leaflets: few and small.
  • Flowers: few, medium size white corolla with light yellow anthers; drop readily; no seed berries produced.
  • Tubers: round to oval, slightly flattened; buff skin, slightly netted; eyes medium shallow; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: green; base moderately pubescent; apex closed and strongly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety that produce a high tuber set with a large number of smaller tubers if spacing is too close. A spacing of 30 to 38 cm (12 to 15 inches) is recommended. It responds well to nitrogen fertilization and needs high levels of moisture. High specific gravity, good storage quality and short dormancy. Moderately susceptible to bruising.

  • Utilization: excellent chipping quality from the field and from storage; good quality for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: chipping

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab.

Remark: this variety shows very mild leaf roll symptoms. The plant has to reach a certain maturity for symptoms to develop and these may occur only faintly and only on one side of the plant.

References: 1, 6.

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