Visser Produce

SEED POTATOES

Superior

Key Features

Highlights

Resistant to Colorado Potato Beetle. The NL10-SUP plants are more vigorous and more resistant to drought than those of the variety Superior. Require 30% less of the nitrogen fertilization to maximize marketable yields. Susceptible to tuber malformation when grown at high nitrogen fertility and wide in-row spacing. High yielding variety, well adapted to mechanical harvesting. Short dormancy period, stores well, washes excellently. Tubers size early and are not subject to internal defects. Medium specific gravity.

Utilization

Fair to good for boiling, baking and french frying; excellent for chipping.

Chief Markets

Early fresh market and chipping.


Characteristics

Maturity

Early to mid-season

Plants

Medium tall, semi-erect; stems very weakly pigmented; wings prominent, waved double; slightly swollen nodes, not pigmented.

Leaves

Yellowish-green, open; midribs and petioles not pigmented.

Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; apex acute; base cordate and very slightly asymmetrical; medium wavy margins.
Primary leaflets: five pairs; narrowly ovate; apex acute; base cordate and asymmetrical.

Tubers

Oval; smooth to slightly netted buff skin; numerous medium deep eyes, evenly distributed; moderately prominent eyebrows; creamy white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Moderately Resistant

Common scab

Susceptible

Black leg, fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, seed-piece decay, PVX, PVY.

Highly Susceptible

Verticillium wilt