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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Sliced Tuber Tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety; slightly sensitive to metribuzin; moderately resistant to drought. Tubers are moderately sensitive to growth cracks, second growth and black spot bruise. Good storability with few problems and minimal sprouting. Medium dry matter content. Medium dormancy period (6 months).

Cherry Red consistently sets 8 to 9 tubers per plant, rather shallow in the hill. Tuberization occurs early and tubers bulk at a very rapid rate early in the season. Since oversize tubers may be a problem, careful monitoring of the crop beginning the first week of August is recommended.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: fusarium dry rot, rhizoctonia, hollow heart.
Moderately susceptible: tuber early blight, common scab.
Susceptible: foliar early blight, blackleg, seedpiece decay, leafroll, PVY, PVX, powdery scab, bacterial soft rot.

References:   1, 11.

Send your comments to cfia.potatosection-sectiondespommesdeterre.acia@canada.ca regarding potato variety descriptions.

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