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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

High yielding fast growing variety, widely adapted. Requires close planting (15 to 20 cm between plants) and vine killing to avoid producing oversized and rough tubers. Excellent storage quality. Long dormancy period. High total solids.

Note : tubers grow green rapidly when exposed to light.

Reaction to Diseases

Field resistant: PVA, PVY.
Resistant: tuber net necrosis.
Moderately resistant: foliage late blight, black leg , fusarium dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum), phoma rot, potato wart, seed-piece decay, PVS and PVX.
Susceptible: common scab, fusarium dry rot (Fusarium sambucinum), tuber late blight, leaf roll, pink eye and rhizoctonia.
Highly susceptible: verticillium wilt.

References: 1, 6.

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

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