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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Conestoga x ND860-2) made by Benoit Bizimungu at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta, in 1987.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2010
  • Registration number: 6789
  • Maturity: very early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium to tall, spreading; stems weakly pigmented; inconspicious straight single wings; moderately swollen nodes.
  • Leaves: medium green, semi-open; midribs and petioles weakly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate and symmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; medium ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate.
    Secondary leaflets: numerous.
  • Flowers: medium profusion; red-violet corolla, moderately pigmented; orange yellow anthers; flower buds moderately pigmented, long sepal tips; peduncles weakly pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval; smooth light beige skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; non prominent eyebrows; cream coloured flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; blue-violet; base weakly pubescent, strongly pigmented; tip strongly pubescent, moderately pigmented, semi-open habit.

Agricultural Features

High early season yielding variety. Low incidence of internal and external tuber defects. High specific gravity.

  • Utilization: good for early (out of the field) chips processing.
  • Chief Market: early chips processing.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: late blight, early blight.

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