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- Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada (MIRA x F5318) and selected at the St. John's West Research Station, Newfoundland, in 1966.
- Year registered in Canada: 1975.
- Registration number: 1606.
- Maturity: early to mid-season.
- Plants: medium-sized, upright to spreading; nodes slightly swollen; wings not prominent.
- Leaves: close, smooth.
Terminal leaflets: symmetrical.
Primary leaflets: slightly asymmetrical, three pairs.
Secondary leaflets: large, two to three pairs.
Tertiary leaflets: numerous.
- Flowers: numerous, white, on slightly bronzed green buds.
- Tubers: round, uniform, smooth white skin; evenly distributed medium-deep eyes, occasionally very deep at the bud end; white flesh.
- Sprouts: reddish purple, non-pubescent.
High yielding, some resistance to damage from mechanical harvesting. Low total glycoalkaloids and high total solids. Good storability.
Remarks: space 18 to 20 cm in the row to avoid oversize tubers. This variety has very high yield performance in Atlantic Canada.
- Utilization: good for boiling and baking.
- Chief Market: fresh market
Reaction to Diseases
Resistant: potato wart (pathotypes 2 and 8)
Moderately resistant: common scab, fusarium dry rot, late blight.
Susceptible: black leg, powdery scab, potato cyst nematode.
References: 1, 6.
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