Glenwood Red

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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Sliced tuber Tuber


  • Origin & Breeding:bred by Kenneth G. Proudfoot from the cross (N637-6 x N1653-7) made in 1991 at the Agriculture and Agri Food Canada Research Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2004
  • Registration number: 5794
  • Maturity: late

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium size, spreading; stems moderately pigmented; straight single wings; nodes slightly swollen and slightly pigmented.
  • Leaves: grey green, closed; midribs and petioles moderately pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base lobed and slightly asymmetrical; wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs; broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base lobed and slightly asymmetrical.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous (13-15)
  • Flowers: medium flowering; strongly pigmented red-violet corolla; orange anthers; flower buds moderately pigmented; peduncles weakly pigmented.
  • Tubers: round; smooth light red to red skin; shallow eyes, few to intermediate in number, predominantly apical; slightly prominent eyebrows; white to cream coloured flesh.
  • Sprouts: broad cylindrical; red-violet; base weakly pubescent, strongly pigmented; tip weakly pubescent, green with red-violet undertone, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

High yields of small, uniform tubers; many tubers per plant; short dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

Glenwood Red is well adapted to the growing conditions in Newfoundland for which it was selected.

  • Utilization: good for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum) pathotypes 2 and 8.
Moderately resistant: late blight, common scab, fusarium dry rot.
Susceptible: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis)

References:   1.

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