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Sprout tuber Sliced Tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety, well adapted to Western Canada and U.S.A.  Resistant to second growth and hollow heart. In studies, maximum yield was attained at 160 kg/ha of nitrogen without fry colour or specific gravity being negatively affected. Excellent storage characteristics for long term storage. High dry matter content. Medium dormancy (6 months).

Tuber size distribution and shape uniformity is ideal for the manufacture of "wedge cut" french fries.  French fry quality is excellent even when harvested at 95 or 110 days after planting; and is maintained in long term storage.

Reaction to Diseases

Highly resistant: common scab, verticillium wilt.
Moderately resistant: early blight, fusarium wilt.
Susceptible: fusarium dry rot, late blight.

References:   1.

Send your comments to cfia.potatosection-sectiondespommesdeterre.acia@canada.ca regarding potato variety descriptions.

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