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- Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Wauseon x B6563-2) at the Campbell Institute for Research and Technology, Camden, New Jersey (USA) in 1971. Released in1984.
- Year registered in Canada: 1994
- Registration number: 3983
- Maturity: medium early
- Plants: medium large, spreading; stems strongly pigmented; wings short to medium; nodes slightly swollen.
- Leaves: medium to light green, semi-close, pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: oval to ovate; short acuminate tip; base cordate.
Primary leaflets: four pairs; oval; short acuminate tip; base cordate.
- Flowers: few per cluster; large mauve corolla; flower buds dark purple.
- Tubers: round to oblong, moderately smooth; netted buff skin; medium deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
- Sprouts: ovoid, purple, slightly pubescent.
High yielding variety; tubers bulk rapidly; susceptible to pressure bruising; good storability; high specific gravity.
REMARK: spacing should be at 25 cm between plants for table and closer for chipping and seed production.
- Utilization: good for cooking and chipping from field and warm storage; does not recondition well.
- Chief Markets: early fresh market, chipping.
Reaction to Diseases
Resistant: golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis pathotype Ro1), PVX, net necrosis.
Moderately resistant: common scab.
Susceptible: PVY, leaf roll, verticillium wilt, late blight, early blight, fusarium dry rot, rhizoctonia.
References: 1, 6.
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