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Leaf Flower Plant
Sprout Tubers

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Caithness Potato Technology inc. from the cross (Cara x Ex Solanum Vernei) in London, England in 1982.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2010
  • Registration number: 6766
  • Maturity: late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium tall, semi-erect; compact, dense; few thick stems; internodes faintly pigmented in axils; wings waved.
  • Leaves: yellowish green, dull, semi-open; long, narrow, drooping; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acute to acuminate; base obtuse and slightly asymmetrical; slightly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: narrowly ovate; tip acute to acuminate; base cordate and asymmetrical; first pair overlap terminal leaflet.
    Secondary leaflets: moderate to numerous, tip acute; moderate to numerous on petiolules of lateral leaflets; one pair, occasionally single or absent, on terminals.
  • Flowers: profuse, held above foliage, scented; red-violet corolla with white tips; orange anthers; flower buds pigmented; long and thick pigmented peduncles; high berry production.
  • Tubers: oval to round; large; smooth to netted light yellow skin; few shallow eyes, evenly distributed; eyebrows not prominent; cream coloured flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; red-violet; base moderately pubescent, weakly pigmented; tip weakly pubescent, not pigmented, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety. Tubers are uniform with an attractive appearance; will set deep in the soil. Good resistance to bruising and damage. Good tolerance to drought and heat stress. Medium dormancy period. Good storability. Low to medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: good for boiling, fair for baking.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis race 1).
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, powdery scab, common scab, blackleg, late blight.
Susceptible: PVY.

References: 1, 3, 4.

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