Parentage – Weima x ober arnbacher fruhe1,2
Breeder – Created by Walter WallmÜller of Saatzuchtwirtschaft and released into market in 19792
Maturity – Early to mid-season2
Usage – Specialty market1,3; excellent for grilling, roasting, baking, mashing and boiling1,5
Plant – Medium spreading plant4,5
Leaves – Medium sized, green; two to five primary leaflets pairs6
Flowers – Few, white with yellow anthers2,4
Tubers – Round to ovate with slightly irregular shape, medium sized with yellow skin; freckles can be observed on skin; yellow flesh1,4,5; shallow eyes2
Strengths – Resistant to common scab, blackleg, potato virus A, potato virus Y, and potato leaf roll virus2; moderate resistance early blight2
Weaknesses – Poor storage ability; susceptible to external damage and late blight2; lower yielding than Yukon Gold1
References: 1Specialty Produce 2022. 2The European Cultivated Potato Database 2005.3Colorado Certified Potato Growers Association 2022. 4Fedco Seeds, Inc 2022. 5The Maine Potato Lady 2022.6Justin Bula- Northern Sand Farms.
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Last Revised: 9/1/22
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