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General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety, attractive appearance; good tuber set and uniform tuber size and shape. Widely adapted but not recommended for dry sandy soils. Moderate fertilization, close spacing between plants and proper timing of overhead irrigation will prevent the production of oversized tubers that might have hollow heart. Low total glycoalkaloids and high total solids. Medium dormancy period.

Atlantic is the standard for potato chip quality in Canada and United States.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: tuber net necrosis, PVX.
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis Ro1).
Moderately resistant: common scab, late blight, bacterial pink eye disease, verticillium wilt.

References: 1, 6.

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

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