Glacier Fryer

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Leaf Flower Plant
Sprout Tuber Sliced Tuber


  • Origin & Breeding: bred from the cross (AO82281-1 x Ranger Russet) made by the Colorado State University at the San Luis Valley Research Centre (Colorado) in 1992, and selected by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Center, Alberta.
  • Year registered in Canada: 2008
  • Registration number: 6410
  • Maturity: mid-season

Botanical Features

  • Plants: medium height, semi-erect; weak pigmentation at base of stems and on upper nodes; prominent waved single wings; nodes swollen.
  • Leaves: dark green; closed silhouette; midribs very weakly pigmented at petiolules attachment.
    Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse; strongly wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: broadly ovate; tip cuspidate; base cordate.
    Secondary leaflets: moderately numerous.
  • Flowers: moderately numerous; red-violet corolla with prominent star; lemon yellow anthers; flower buds moderately pigmented.
  • Tubers: large; oblong to long; buff coloured netted skin; shallow eyes, intermediate in number, evenly distributed; non prominent eyebrows; cream flesh.
  • Sprouts: conical; blue-violet; weakly pubescent; base very strongly pigmented; tip moderately pigmented, closed habit.

Agricultural Features

Very high yielding variety; low incidence of internal and external tuber defects; very good storage capability; medium to high specific gravity.

  • Utilization: excellent for French frying; low sloughing after boiling and low discolouration after cooking.
  • Chief Market: French frying

Reaction to Diseases

Moderately resistant: verticillium wilt.
Moderately susceptible: early blight, common scab.
Susceptible: late blight.

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