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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tubers

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred by ZPC from the cross (Agria x Rop J 861) in Joure, The Netherlands.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2004
  • Registration number: 5821
  • Maturity: mid to late season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: tall, erect; thick stems, weakly pigmented; prominent waved single wings; nodes slightly swollen.
  • Leaves: dark green, semi-open; midribs and petioles not to weakly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium to broadly ovate; tip acute; base cordate and asymmetrical; very weakly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: large, narrowly to medium ovate; tip acute; base cordate and asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: numerous, white corolla; orange anthers; calyxes weakly pigmented; flower buds medium to strongly pigmented; peduncles not pigmented.
  • Tubers: oval to long oval; smooth to netted buff coloured skin; shallow eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical; red-violet; strongly pubescent; base strongly pigmented; tip moderately pigmented.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; tubers are uniform in shape and grading. Rather resistant to hollow hart and to internal rust spot. Long dormancy period, medium specific gravity, low sugar content.

  • Utilization: fairly firm texture, none to trace discolouration after cooking; good for french fry and fresh consumption.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1)
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Moderately resistant: late blight, leaf roll, PVX, PVY.
Susceptible: common scab.

References: 1, 4, 7.

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