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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety; slow development early in season then rapidly; widely adapted; tolerant to drought; washes well at maturity; excellent storability, grades well with few culls; medium dormancy period; medium specific gravity.

REMARKS: since tubers set high in hill, it is recommended that a large hill be formed early with a final hilling after tubers are set to avoid sunburn.

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: PVA.
Moderately resistant: blackleg, net necrosis, verticillium wilt, PVS, PVX, PVY.
Susceptible: common scab, fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, rhizoctonia, potato wart.

References: 1, 6.

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

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