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- Origin & Breeding: bred by HZPC Holland B.V. from the cross (Berber x Caesar) in The Netherlands, in 1989.
- Year registered in Canada: 2011
- Registration number: 7065
- Maturity: early to mid-season
- Plants: medium, semi-upright; stems weakly pigmented (located in leaf axils and upwards); nodes slightly swollen.
- Leaves: medium green, semi-open; midribs and petioles weakly pigmented; slightly wavy margins; medium deep veins.
Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate.
Primary leaflets: narrowly ovate; tip cuspidate; base cordate.
Secondary and tertiary leaflets: moderately numerous.
- Flowers: medium profusion; white corolla; flower buds strongly pigmented; peduncle weakly pigmented.
- Tubers: oval; smooth yellow skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; non prominent eyebrows; yellow flesh.
- Sprouts: broad cylindrical; red-violet; base strongly pigmented, moderately pubescent; tip very weakly pigmented, strongly pubescent, closed habit.
High yielding variety of attractive appearance. Tubers size early; excellent washing quality. Good resistance to environmental stress. Rather long dormancy period. Good storage capability. Low to medium specific gravity.
NOTE: plant in warm soil because of slow early development.
- Utilization: no discoloration after cooking; tasty; very good for baking, boiling and steaming.
- Chief Market: fresh market.
Reaction to Diseases
Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1, Ro4).
Moderately susceptible: common scab.
Susceptible: late blight.
References: 1, 7.
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