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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety, uniform in grading; tubers can become irregular under heavy soil and high moisture conditions; good resistance to growth cracks, hollow heart, internal and external bruising, and drought; rather short dormancy period; good storability; medium specific gravity.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Resistant: skin spot.
Good resistance: PVY, tuber late blight, blackleg.
Moderately resistant: PVA, PVX, fusarium dry rot.
Moderately susceptible: leaf late blight, leaf roll.
Susceptible: common scab.

References: 1, 4, 7.

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

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