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- Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from the cross (Hindenburg x Sebago) and selected at the Fredericton Research Station, New Brunswick in 1943.
- Garden variety
- Registration in Canada: exempted
- Maturity: very late
- Plants: large, spreading at maturity; stems uniformly bright green, solid, more or less decumbent; nodes not swollen; wings prominent, straight or slightly waved.
- Leaves: long, slightly drooping, slightly pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: ovate-lanceolate, pointed; base cordate or oblique.
Primary leaflets: same shape as terminal leaflets, four pairs.
- Flowers: small, light mauve with white tips, long peduncles, blossom over a very short period.
- Tubers: oblong, flattened, medium thick; slightly flaked creamy buff skin; medium deep eyes; white flesh.
- Sprouts: brownish purple.
High yielding variety; shows promise for organic soils; resistant to skinning; stores well. High total solids.
- Utilization: good for boiling and baking, suitable for chipping at harvest and after storage above 10 °C.
Reaction to Diseases
Very resistant: common scab.
Some resistance: early blight and late blight.
Susceptible: black leg, fusarium dry rot, leaf roll, verticillium wilt, viruses A, X and Y.
Note : under exposed or dry conditions, the leaves of many plants roll making the identification of leaf roll more uncertain.
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