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- Origin & Breeding: bred at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Fredericton, New Brunswick from the cross (F52047 x F60019) in 1970, and selected by the Guelph Potato Program (Ontario).
- Year registered in Canada: 1988
- Registration number: 2960
- Maturity: very early
- Plants: medium size; semi-spreading; stems not pigmented; straight wings, occasionally waved towards growing tip of stem; not swollen nodes.
- Leaves: olive green, semi-open, not pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; apex acuminate; medium wavy margins.
Primary leaflets: three to four pairs; medium ovate; apex acuminate; medium wavy margins.
Secondary leaflets: three to four pairs.
- Flowers: very few; mauve corolla, medium prominent star; flower buds pubescent.
- Tubers: oval, semi-flattened, rarely oversized; smooth white skin; shallow eyes; white flesh.
- Sprouts: ovoid, short, very pubescent; base purple; apex green.
High yielding variety; very good resistance to skinning and hollow heart; good storability; medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity.
REMARKS: very good response to green sprouting; may be harvested at 62 days. Vines die early.
- Utilization: excellent for boiling and baking.
- Chief Market: very early fresh market
Reaction to Diseases
Highly resistant: potato wart, leaf roll, rhizoctonia.
Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: silver scurf.
Highly susceptible: PVY.
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