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General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

High to very high yielding variety; rapid tuber production and bulking; tolerant to cold, recovers rapidly from frost damage and capable of tuber production at soil temperatures below those required by other varieties; good storability; medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

Usually, this variety is harvested immature, when the flesh is moist and firm; when mature, cooked texture is very mealy.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: fusarium dry rot, PVA, PVX.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll.
Moderately susceptible: late blight.
Susceptible: gangrene (phoma rot), blackleg, PVY, verticillium wilt.
Highly susceptible: common scab, powdery scab.

References: 1, 4, 6, 10.

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

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