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- Origin & Breeding: bred by O. H. Alexander, Charlotte, Vermont, in 1878 from the cross (Dunmore x Excelsior).
- Year registered in Canada: 1923.
- Registration number: P-11.
- Maturity: late.
- Plants: large, spreading; stems thick, prominently angled; nodes green, slightly swollen; internodes faintly mottled reddish purple; wings wavy.
- Leaves: moderately open, large; midribs and petioles scantly pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: medium-sized, elliptical-ovate; apex acute; base decurrent.
Primary leaflets: medium-sized, elliptical-ovate, four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: on the midrib between pairs of primary leaflets and at the junctions of the midrib and petiolules.
- Flowers: large, white, on green buds.
- Tubers: large, short-oblong to oblong, flattened; ends usually blunt; smooth buff skin, often netted; medium-deep white eyes; white flesh.
- Sprouts: brownish purple.
High yielding variety; stores well; well suited for washing after two months storage; grows well in light soils.
Remark: excellent variety very well suited for home gardens
- Utilization: excellent for boiling, baking, and french frying; unacceptable for chipping; suitable for starch.
- Chief Market: fresh market and home gardens.
Reaction to Diseases
Resistant: black leg, fusarium dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum and F. oxysporum), verticillium wilt.
Susceptible: common scab, leaf roll, phoma rot, tuber net necrosis, viruses X and Y.
Highly susceptible: late blight.
References: 1, 6.
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