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General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Medium yielding variety; good storability; high specific gravity.

This variety has been grown in Prince Edward Island since early times and, in 1916, represented about 70% of all the potatoes grown on the island. It was first introduced to offset the losses from late blight. With the introduction of white varieties, the advance of late blight control techniques and the increased market demands for white varieties, the growing of this potato fell off.

Reaction to Diseases

Good resistance: late blight, most viruses.
Moderately resistant: common scab.

References: 1

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

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