AC Red Island
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- Origin & Breeding: bred by K.G. Proudfoot from the cross (Brigus x Redsen) at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Center in St. John's, Newfoundland. Selected in 1987.
- Year registered in Canada: 2000
- Registration number: 5098
- Maturity: mid-season
- Plants: medium size; upright; stems have purple pigmentation, more intense in younger foliage, especially in side shoots in leaf axils; nodes not swollen; wings prominent.
- Leaves: dark green, smooth, open; midribs purple, very slightly pubescent; petioles very slightly pigmented and very slightly to not pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: ovate; tip cuspidate, base asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: three to four pairs widely separated; oval.
Secondary leaflets: few, variable in size, usually large.
Tertiary leaflets: variable in number, small.
- Flowers: numerous; lavender corolla, medium size; buds purple, pubescent; yellow anthers; infrequent berries.
- Tubers: round to oval; bright red skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical; creamy white flesh.
- Sprouts: slightly pubescent; red-pink pigmented base; apex green.
High yielding variety of medium size tubers. Tubers have very good red colour which is retained during storage. High specific gravity.
- Utilization: good for boiling, baking and french frying.
- Chief Market: fresh market for red skinned variety.
Reaction to Diseases
Resistant: potato wart (pathotype 2, 8).
Good resistance: late blight.
Moderately resistant: common scab.
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