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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced Tuber

General

Botanical Features

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety setting 10 to 18 tubers per plant. Does not size particularly large but produces uniform tuber size. Susceptible to black spot bruises. Good harvesting and handling techniques are required. Variety susceptible to bruising due to high solids. Plant spacing should not be closer than 30 cm. Natural senescence of the vines may be adequate in many areas but vine killing is not difficult when required for storage. Short dormancy period (90 days). Good storability (up to 7 months at 9°C (48°F)). High specific gravity.

Remark: well adapted to irrigated and dry land areas across Ontario.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: common scab (may develop pits in heavy infestation).
Susceptible: late blight, early blight, verticillium wilt.

References: 1.

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

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