Brise du Nord

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Leaf Flower Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced tuber


  • Origin & Breeding: bred and selected by Les Buissons Research Center, MAPAQ, Les Buissons (Québec) from the cross (Trent x Chieftain) in 1987.
  • Registration in Canada: deregistered
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: tall, upright growth; stems moderately pigmented; double straight wings; nodes moderately swollen and weakly pigmented.
  • Leaves: yellowish green, mid-open, moderately pubescent; midribs rather strongly pigmented at the tip, weakly at the base; very slightly pubescent; petiole rather strongly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate, apex acuminate, base obtuse and symmetrical; margins slightly wavy.
    Primary leaflets: four pairs, medium ovate, apex acuminate, base cordate, moderately asymmetrical.
  • Flowers: rather numerous, medium size, purple with white tips; orange anthers; peduncule moderately pigmented; low berry production.
  • Tubers: round to oval; smooth red skin; shallow to moderately shallow eyes, well distributed; eyebrows very slightly prominent; white flesh.
  • Sprouts: ovoid, purplish red base, slightly pubescent; tip very slightly pigmented, strongly pubescent.

Agricultural Features

High yielding variety; large tubers of attractive appearance. Medium dry matter content. Medium dormancy period.

  • Utilization: rather floury texture, medium boiling sloughing; very good for boiling; not meant for the chips or fries markets.
  • Chief Market: fresh market.

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: verticillium witl.
Moderately susceptible: common scab, rhizoctonia.
Susceptible: late blight

References: 1

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