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- Origin & Breeding: bred by J.J. Pavek at the USDA Research Station in Aberdeen, Idaho (USA) from (A66102-16 x WN330-L). Tested as A74114-4; released in 1990.
- Year registered in Canada: 1996
- Registration number: 4389
- Maturity: medium early
- Plants: medium small, upright and moderately compact; medium thick stems with varying light brownish-purple pigment; narrow, straight, inconspicuous wings; nodes slightly swollen.
- Leaves: medium green, open, narrow to medium width; mid-rib and petioles are light green.
Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; acuminate tip; obtuse to truncate base.
Primary leaflets: four pairs, ovate, acuminate tip, obtuse base.
Secondary leaflets: few, small.
- Flowers: few, medium size white corolla, bright yellow anther; buds are green with purple pigmentation at the base and on tip and edge of calix lobes.
- Tubers: oblong to long, cylindrical with blocky ends; tannish-brown skin with diffuse brown spotting; medium to light russet; shallow eyes, well distributed; white flesh.
- Sprouts: ovoid to cylindrical; moderately pubescent with a dark red-purple pigmentation.
Moderately high yielding variety that produce high quality tuber. Adapted to both irrigated and dryland conditions in northern United States. Good resistance to hollow heart and blackspot; susceptible to growth cracks and internal brown spot. Medium specific gravity. Long dormancy period.
Avoid overwatering late in season. Since tubers may have a high reducing sugar content out of storage, storage temperature for potatoes intended for frying must be above 8°C. Store seed potatoes at 4°C.
- Utilization: excellent for french frying directly from the field and for the first few month in storage; very good for baking.
- Chief Market: fresh market, processing.
Reaction to Diseases
Good resistance: common scab, Fusarium dry rot.
Moderately resistant: leafroll, Verticillium wilt.
Susceptible: all common potato viruses, foliar and tuber early blight.
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