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- Origin & Breeding: bred by Northern Ireland Plant Breeding Station from the cross (S.62/47/1 x Maris Piper) in Manor House, Loughgall, Northern Ireland (UK) in 1976.
- Year registered in Canada: 2003
- Registration number: 5583
- Maturity: late to very late
- Plants: tall; erect; vigorous; stems strongly pigmented at the base, distinct patches of pigment on stems above slightly swollen nodes; wings very prominent, waved single.
- Leaves: dark green; semi-open; wrinkled; very strongly pubescent on lower surface; midribs pigmented in leaflets axils; petioles moderately pigmented.
Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate; apex cuspidate; base cordate and symmetrical; slightly wavy margins.
Primary leaflets: three to four pairs; broadly ovate; apex acuminate; base cordate and very strongly asymmetrical.
- Flowers: numerous; mauve corolla with white tips; yellow-orange anthers; long peduncles, slightly pigmented; buds weakly to moderately pigmented; medium berry production.
- Tubers: oval; smooth, buff coloured skin; shallow eyes, intermediate in number, predominantly apical; eyebrows not prominent; cream coloured flesh.
- Sprouts: ovoid; purple; moderately pigmented, weakly pubescent; tip semi-open.
High yielding variety of attractive appearance; large uniform tubers; susceptible to bruising; long dormancy period; good storability; high specific gravity.
- Utilization: semi-mealy texture; very low boiling sloughing; no after cooking discolouration; good for boiling and baking; good fry color.
- Chief Markets: fresh market, chipping potential.
Reaction to Diseases
Immune: potato wart (race 1).
Highly resistant: PVA, PVX, PVY, potato cyst nematode (G. rostochiensis race 1).
Moderately resistant: powdery scab, blackleg, late blight; phoma rot (gangrene).
Moderately susceptible: common scab, fusarium dry rot.
Susceptible: leaf roll, potato cyst nematode (G. pallida race 1 and 2).
References: 1, 3, 4.
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