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- Origin & Breeding: bred by the USDA from the cross (Russet Burbank x B8281-5) at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland (USA). Released in 1988.
- Year registered in Canada: 1994
- Registration number: 3970
- Maturity: mid-season
- Plants: medium large, erect; stems slightly pubescent; wings prominent, waved; nodes slightly swollen, pigmented.
- Leaves: medium green, rough, closed; midribs and petioles not pigmented, slightly pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; base lobed, mostly symmetrical; medium wavy margins.
Primary leaflets: three pairs; large; base lobed, asymmetrical.
Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.
- Flowers: numerous; medium violet corolla with cream tips, flat when fully open; yellow-orange anthers; long peduncles (flowers well above foliage); flower buds pigmented.
- Tubers: oblong to long, smooth; medium russetted tan skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
- Sprouts: conical, pale purple; base weakly pigmented; apex very weakly pigmented; moderately pubescent.
High yielding variety, early tuber set. Highly resistant to hollow heart and net necrosis caused by leaf roll. Good storability; short to medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity.
- Utilization: no after cooking discoloration; excellent for boiling and baking; not suitable for processing.
- Chief Markets: count carton and special pack trade as a baker.
Reaction to Diseases
Good resistance: common scab, pink eye.
Susceptible: late blight.
References: 1, 6.
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