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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by the University of Wisconsin from (B96-56 x M59.44) and selected at the University Potato Research Farm near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, in 1951.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1970
  • Registration number: 1273
  • Maturity: early to mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium, erect to spreading; stems reddish purple at the base and internodes; nodes green; wings straight and prominent.
  • Leaves: dull yellowish green, open, small.
    Terminal leaflets: short-ovate to round, thick, arched; tip acuminate; base decurrent.
    Primary leaflets: thick, arched; base symmetrical.
    Secondary leaflets: thick, arched; tip acute.
  • Flowers: pale lilac; tips white, with white extending to the centre.
  • Tubers: oval to oblong; smooth shaped; uniform size; smooth to lightly flaked buff skin; medium-deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: dark purple.

Agricultural Features

Medium yielding variety, self fertile, well adapted to mechanical harvesting. Short dormancy period, stores well, washes excellently. Tubers size early and are not subject to internal defects. Medium specific gravity.

It is recommended to space seed at 20 cm for the production of seed, table and transformation.

  • Utilization: fair to good for boiling, baking and french frying; excellent for chipping.
  • Chief Markets: early fresh market and chipping.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: black leg, fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, seed-piece decay, PVX, PVY.
Highly susceptible: verticillium wilt.

References: 1, 6.

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