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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; good storability; medium dormancy period; high dry matter. Pre-sprouting is desirable since a large number of stems is necessary to avoid over size. Suitable for all types of soil. Foliage development is rather quick; gives good soil cover. Moderately susceptible for bruising and internal blackspot. Warm tubers before grading to prevent internal blackspot. Careful harvesting is desirable, good skin set is necessary.

Reaction to Diseases

Immune: wart disease.
Resistant: pathotype A of the golden nematode.
Good resistance: PVY.
Moderately resistant: leaf roll, PVX, tuber late blight.
Moderately susceptible: common scab, leaf late blight, PVA, silver scurf.

References: 1.

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

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