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- Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (Norgleam x W5279-4) at the University of Guelph and selected jointly by Agriculture Canada, the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Guelph, Ontario (Canada) in 1966.
- Year registered in Canada: 1980
- Registration number: 2047
- Maturity: mid-season
- Plants: medium large, upright with little tendency to spread; lower three-quarters of stems purplish with the upper quarter faintly purple.
- Leaves: open, moderately shiny, olive green, stiffly pubescent; nodes not swollen.
Terminal leaflets: obovate, gradually tapered to the base; tip slightly acuminate.
Primary leaflets: ovate; tip acute to slightly acuminate; four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: broadly ovate, varying from two on the lower leaves to six or eight on the upper leaves.
Tertiary leaflets: small, varying from none on the lower leaves to twenty on the mid and upper leaves.
- Flowers: light violet; star yellow-green at the base becoming light violet towards the edges; buds light green to purplish green.
- Tubers: oval, slightly flattened; finely flaked yellowish white skin; shallow pink eyes; light yellow flesh.
- Sprouts: reddish purple.
Medium to high yielding variety of attractive appearance. Large tubers are slightly susceptible to hollow heart. Excellent storability; long dormancy period. High specific gravity.
Remark: often sold under its variety name.
- Utilization: very good for boiling, baking, and French frying; unsuitable for chipping; retains its yellow flesh colour when cooked.
- Chief Markets: fresh market and seed export potential.
Reaction to diseases
Highly resistant: PVA
Moderately resistant: leaf roll.
Susceptible: common scab, PVY, air pollution.
References: 1, 6.
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