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Varieties Details: Yukon Gold

Medium to high yielding variety of attractive appearance. Large tubers are slightly susceptible to hollow heart. Excellent storability; long dormancy period. High specific gravity.

GENERAL

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

BOTANICAL FEATURES

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.

AGRICULTURAL FEATURES

Description:
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 color when cooked.
Chief Markets:
fresh market and seed export potential.

REACTION TO DISEASES

Moderately Resistant:
leaf roll.
Susceptible:
common scab, PVY, air pollution.
Highly Susceptible:
PVA
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