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Leaf Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Triumph x Minn. 4-16) at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1927.
  • Year registered in Canada: between 1933 and 1937
  • Registration number: P-18
  • Maturity: very early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium sized, spreading; stems thick, prominently angled; nodes slightly swollen, slightly mottled reddish purple; wings moderately prominent, straight double.
  • Leaves: dark green, semi-open; midribs and petioles green, scantly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: large, broadly ovate; tip obtuse; base truncate.
    Primary leaflets: four to five pairs, medium to large, thick, ovate.
    Secondary leaflets: in three position: on midrib between pairs of primary leaflets, at junction of midrib and petiolules, on petiolules.
  • Flowers: few; pale lavender corolla; yellow-orange anthers; buds slightly pigmented; calyx lobes short, tips straight, slightly pigmented, abundantly pubescent.
  • Tubers: round; buff skin, frequently with reddish areas around the eyes; deep red eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: reddish purple

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; low specific gravity.

  • Utilization: good for boiling and baking; not suitable for chips.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Susceptible: leaf roll, blackleg, PVM, PVS, PVX, PVY, common scab, verticillium wilt, late blight, fusarium dry rot.
Very susceptible: rhizoctonia.

References: 1, 6.

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