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Varieties Details: Exploits

GENERAL

Origin & Breeding:
Bred by Kenneth G. Proudfoot from the cross (N1614-5 x N69-478) made in 1993, at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada St. John's Research Center, Newfoundland.
Year Registered in Canada:
2008
Registration Number:
6460
Maturity:
Late

BOTANICAL FEATURES

Plants:
Medium height, erect; stems very weakly pigmented; straight single wings; nodes not swollen, very weakly pigmented.
Leaves:
Medium green, semi-open; midribs and petioles not pigmented. Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base cordate and strongly asymmetrical; weakly wavy margins.
Flowers:
Few inflorescences per plant, numerous flowers; medium size white corolla with prominent star; orange anthers; flower buds and peduncles not pigmented.
Tubers:
Round; smooth light yellow skin; few moderately deep eyes, predominantly apical; slightly prominent eyebrows; cream coloured flesh.
Sprouts:
Spherical; red-violet; base weakly pubescent, strongly pigmented; tip medium to strongly pubescent, weakly pigmented, semi-open habit.

AGRICULTURAL FEATURES

Description:
Moderate to high yields of uniform and attractive round tubers; medium dormancy period; moderately high specific gravity.
Utilization:
Good for boiling, acceptable to good for baking.
Chief Markets:
Fresh market

REACTION TO DISEASES

Resistant:
Potato wart (Synchytrium endobioticum, race 2 and 8), golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensis, Ro1)
Moderately Resistant:
Common scab, fusarium dry rot
Highly Resistant:
PVY
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