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Leaf Flowers Plant
Sprout Tuber sliced tuber


  • Origin & Breeding: bred by Agriculture Canada from (Nordack x USDA B5141-6) and selected at the Horticultural Science Department, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Ontario, in 1965.
  • Garden variety
  • Registration in Canada: exempted
  • Maturity: mid-season.

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium-sized, upright with a tendency to spread; stems purplish green at the internodes; nodes very slightly swollen; wings prominent, straight.
  • Leaves: olive green, slightly shiny; midribs sparsely pubescent; midribs and petioles streaked with purple on the upper surface and pale green on the lower surface.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate to elliptical, asymmetrical; tip acuminate.
    Primary leaflets: three to five pairs; ovate; tip acuminate to acute.
    Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous on lower leaves, few on upper leaves.
  • Flowers: light purple corolla with strong, orange-yellow anthers; buds green with purplish bases and white pubescence.
  • Tubers: round to oblong, medium large, moderately flattened; slightly flaked to lightly netted buff skin; shallow eyes; creamy white flesh.
  • Sprouts: slightly purplish white.

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety, tubers size fairly early. Suitable for processing and the table stock market, stores well. High total solids.

  • Utilization: very good for boiling, baking, chipping, and french frying.

Reaction to Diseases

Very resistant: tuber net necrosis, PVY.
Moderately resistant: common scab, late blight.
Susceptible: leaf roll, PVA, PVX.

References: 1.

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