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- Origin & Breeding: bred by the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Alimentation and Fisheries from the cross (Belchip x Norland) at Les Buissons Research Station, Quebec (Canada) in 1987.
- Year registered in Canada: 2003
- Registration number: 5653
- Maturity: mid-season
- Plants: medium to tall, upright, open; stems strongly pigmented; wings prominent, waved single; nodes strongly swollen, strongly pigmented.
- Leaves: dark green, close, pubescent; midribs moderately pigmented; petioles not pigmented.
Terminal leaflets: oblong; apex acuminate; base acute and very slightly asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: four pairs, very large; broadly ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate, very slightly asymmetrical.
- Flowers: highly abundant, medium-large violet corolla; orange anther; flower buds very strongly pigmented; peduncle weakly pigmented; low berry production.
- Tubers: round to oval; smooth pink skin; shallow to medium-deep eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; slightly prominent eyebrows; white flesh.
- Sprouts: spherical, strongly pubescent, pinkish purple; base strongly pigmented; apex very weakly pigmented.
High yielding variety; large tubers; short dormancy period; medium specific gravity.
- Utilization: very low after cooking discoloration and slouching; very good for boiling and french frying; not suitable for chipping.
- Chief Markets: fresh market for pink skin potatoes, french fries.
Reaction to Diseases
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Moderately resistant: verticillium wilt, rhizoctonia.
Moderately susceptible: common scab.
Susceptible: late blight.
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