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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Sliced tuber Tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Wauseon x B6563-2) at the Campbell Institute for Research and Technology, Camden, New Jersey (USA) in 1971. Released in1984.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1994
  • Registration number: 3983
  • Maturity: medium early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium large, spreading; stems strongly pigmented; wings short to medium; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: medium to light green, semi-close, pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: oval to ovate; short acuminate tip; base cordate.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; oval; short acuminate tip; base cordate.
  • Flowers: few per cluster; large mauve corolla; flower buds dark purple.
  • Tubers: round to oblong, moderately smooth; netted buff skin; medium deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: ovoid, purple, slightly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; tubers bulk rapidly; susceptible to pressure bruising; good storability; high specific gravity.

REMARK: spacing should be at 25 cm between plants for table and closer for chipping and seed production.

  • Utilization: good for cooking and chipping from field and warm storage; does not recondition well.
  • Chief Markets: early fresh market, chipping.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis pathotype Ro1), PVX, net necrosis.
Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: PVY, leaf roll, verticillium wilt, late blight, early blight, fusarium dry rot, rhizoctonia.

References: 1, 6.

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