AC Chaleur

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Leaf Flowers Plants
Sprout Sliced tuber tuber


  • Origin & Breeding: bred at the Agriculture Canada Research Station in Fredericton, New Brunswick, from the cross (Belleisle x N457). Released in 1988.
  • Year registered in Canada: 1993
  • Registration No.: 3785
  • Maturity: early

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium, spreading growth; medium thick stems; inconspicuous wings, nodes not prominent.
  • Leaves: medium green, open, sparse pubescence on upper surface.
    Terminal leaflets: ovate, tip acuminate, obtuse to truncate base, usually symmetrical.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs, narrowly ovate, tip acute, base somewhat asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: medium size white corolla, petals are separated at the base (hole); orange anthers.
  • Tubers: round to oval, slightly blocky; smooth buff coloured skin; moderately shallow eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: spherical, small, no colouration or pubescence.

Agricultural Features

Medium to high yielding variety; not susceptible to hollow hart. Medium specific gravity. Medium dormancy.

  • Utilization: good to excellent quality for boiling and baking.
  • Chief Market: early fresh market

Reaction to Diseases

Resistant: PVY, tuber symptoms of early blight.
Moderately resistant: common scab, PVS, Verticillium albo-atrum witl,  phoma tuber rot.
Susceptible: leaf roll, Verticillium dahliae wilt, blackleg, rhizoctonia, late blight, foliar symptoms of early blight, fusarium dry rots.

References: 1, 6

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