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- Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from (F55069 x Sable) and selected at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brunswick, in 1967.
- Year registered in Canada: 1978
- Registration number: 1836
- Maturity: very early
- Plants: medium sized, compact, slightly spreading, some branching; nodes not swollen; internodes solid; wings not prominent, wavy.
- Leaves: large, medium green, slightly pubescent.
Primary leaflets: ovate, three pairs.
Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.
- Flowers: numerous, light purple; long peduncles.
- Tubers: large, uniform, short-oblong, slightly flattened, medium thick; smooth dark tan skin; shallow light buff eyes; white flesh.
- Sprouts: pink.
High yielding variety, attractive appearance. Tuber size very early. Set spacing should be 25 cm. Oversizing and internal defects can be a problem if topkilling and harvesting are not properly timed. Resistant to skinning. Low tuber set. Good response to green sprouting. Does not store well. Medium to high specific gravity; low total glycoalkaloids.
- Utilization: good for boiling and baking, and good for chipping at harvest.
- Chief Market: early fresh market.
Reaction to Diseases
Highly resistant: PVA, PVS, PVY
Moderately resistant: potato wart.
Susceptible: common scab, fusarium dry rot, leaf roll, verticillium wilt.
Note : Jemseg has some resistance to internal transmission of wilt organisms through the seed-piece.
References: 1, 6.
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