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- Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (I-62-90-64 x B5141-6 (formerly Lenape)) by the USDA and the University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station in Palmer, Alaska, in 1968. Released in 1978.
- Registration in Canada: deregistered
- Maturity: late
- Plants: medium, full, remaining vigorously vegetative until frosted; stems prominently angled, slightly pigmented; medium prominent wings, straight single; nodes not swollen, slightly pigmented.
- Leaves: medium green, semi-open; midribs and petioles not pigmented, not pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; symmetrical base.
Primary leaflets: three pairs; ovate.
- Flowers: numerous; pale violet corolla; short calix lobes, curved, green, highly pubescent; buds strongly pigmented; low berry production.
- Tubers: oval to oblong, uniform shape; smooth and tough buff coloured skin; shallow eyes, evenly distributed; short eyebrows; white flesh.
- Sprouts: strong purple pigmentation.
High yielding variety of attractive appearance; tolerant to heat and frost; moderately resistant to hollow heart and other internal defects; not affected by tuber greening because tuber set deeper than many varieties; good storability; medium dormancy period; very high specific gravity.
Good chipping quality from 8 and 10 °C storage from October through June; does not condition well from 6 °C storage.
- Utilization: pleasant texture and flavour; excellent for baking and chipping.
- Chief Market: chipping.
Reaction to Diseases
Moderately resistant: rhizoctonia, common scab.
References: 1, 8.
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