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Varieties Details: Superior

Medium yielding variety, self fertile, well adapted to mechanical harvesting. Short dormancy period, stores well, washes excellently. Tubers size early and are not subject to internal defects. Medium specific gravity.

GENERAL

Origin & Breeding:
Bred by the University of Wisconsin from (B96-56 x M59.44) and selected at the University Potato Research Farm near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, in 1951
Year Registered in Canada:
1970
Registration Number:
1273
Maturity:
Early

BOTANICAL FEATURES

Plants:
medium, erect to spreading; stems reddish purple at the base and internodes; nodes green; wings straight and prominent
Leaves:
yellowish-green, open; midribs and petioles not pigmented.
Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; apex acute; base cordate and very slightly asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
Primary leaflets: five pairs; narrowly ovate; apex acute; base cordate and asymmetrical.
Flowers:
pale lilac; tips white, with white extending to the centre
Tubers:
oval to oblong; smooth shaped; uniform size; smooth to lightly flaked buff skin; medium-deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
Sprouts:
dark purple.

AGRICULTURAL FEATURES

Description:
Medium yielding variety, self fertile, well adapted to mechanical harvesting. Short dormancy period, stores well, washes excellently. Tubers size early and are not subject to internal defects. Medium specific gravity. It is recommended to space seed at 20 cm for the production of seed, table and transformation.
Utilization:
fair to good for boiling, baking and french frying; excellent for chipping.
Chief Markets:
early fresh market and chipping.

REACTION TO DISEASES

Moderately Resistant:
common scab.
Susceptible:
black leg, fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, seed-piece decay, PVX, PVY.
Highly Susceptible:
verticillium wilt.
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