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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced Tuber


  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from (F55066 x USDA96-56) and selected at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brunswick, in 1969.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1984.
  • Registration number: 2368.
  • Maturity: early.

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium-sized, spreading; stems splashed with purple especially on lower parts; nodes not swollen.
  • Leaves: close, grayish green with purple traces on the petioles and midribs, sparsely pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: elliptical; tip acuminate; base slightly cordate, sometimes asymmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: elliptical; tip acuminate; base slightly cordate, sometimes asymmetrical; three to five pairs.
    Secondary leaflets: sessile, decurrent, five to fifteen.
  • Flowers: pale purplish blue; tips whitish; purplish blue flower buds.
  • Tubers: oblong, thick, narrowing at the bud end; smooth red-purple skin or heavily stippled red-purple on a tan background; numerous medium-deep eyes the same colour as the skin or deep indigo; creamy white flesh.
  • Sprouts: black purple, conical, densely pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; attractive appearance; widely adapted; easily topkilled; grades well with few culls; stores well. Medium specific gravity.

  • Utilization: fair to good for boiling and baking, fair for chipping.
  • Chief Markets: seed potato export and early fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: fusarium dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum and Fusarium sambucinum), late blight, leaf roll, virus Y, phoma rot, potato wart.

References: 1, 6, 8.

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