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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Moderately high yielding variety that produce high quality tuber. Adapted to both irrigated and dryland conditions in northern United States. Good resistance to hollow heart and blackspot; susceptible to growth cracks and internal brown spot. Medium specific gravity. Long dormancy period.

Avoid overwatering late in season. Since tubers may have a high reducing sugar content out of storage, storage temperature for potatoes intended for frying must be above 8°C. Store seed potatoes at 4°C.

Reaction to Diseases

Good resistance: common scab, Fusarium dry rot.
Moderately resistant: leafroll, Verticillium wilt.
Susceptible: all common potato viruses, foliar and tuber early blight.

References: 1.

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

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