Visser Produce

TABLE POTATOES

Atlantic

Key Features

Highlights

High yielding variety, attractive appearance; good tuber set and uniform tuber size and shape. Widely adapted but not recommended for dry sandy soils. Moderate fertilization, close spacing between plants and proper timing of overhead irrigation will prevent the production of oversized tubers that might have hollow heart. Low total glycoalkaloids and high total solids. Medium dormancy period.

Atlantic is the standard for potato chip quality in Canada and United States.

Utilization

Good for boiling and baking, excellent for chipping and french frying.

Chief Markets

Fresh market, chipping.


Characteristics

Maturity

Mid-season

Plants

Medium large, upright; stems thick, purple at the base with an irregular pigmentation pattern upward; nodes slightly swollen; wings prominent.

Leaves

Close, smooth, bright green, moderately pubescent.

Terminal leaflets: large, ovate; tip cuspidate; base obtuse, asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: large, ovate; tip cuspidate; base obtuse, mostly asymmetrical; three pairs.
Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.

Tubers

Oval to round, smooth; lightly netted to heavily scaled white skin; shallow white eyes; white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Resistant

Race A of the golden nematode.

Moderately Resistant

Common scab, late blight, bacterial pink eye disease, verticillium wilt.

Immune

Tuber net necrosis, PVX.