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TABLE POTATOES

Norland

Key Features

Highlights

High yielding variety, adapts well to different soils. Sensitive to drought, susceptible to skinning and bruising if harvested before maturity; washes well at maturity. Stores well even though the dormancy period is short. Seldom produces tubers that are irregular in shape, knobby or growth cracked. Tubers are not subject to internal defects like hollow heart, internal necrosis and vascular discoloration. Low total solids.
Remark: avoid the herbicide Metribuzin Postemergence. Norland Dark Red, Red Norland and New Red Norland are selected clones with a darker red color.

Utilization

Very good for boiling and french frying, good for chipping (best at harvest), and fair for baking.

Chief Markets

Early fresh market and home garden.


Characteristics

Maturity

Early

Plants

Medium large, spreading; stems medium thick, prominently angled.

Leaves

Dark green, glossy, moderately close, medium large, scantly pubescent.

Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate, base acute lobed, slightly asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: ovate, three pairs.
Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.

Tubers

Medium oblong, slightly flattened, medium thick; smooth red skin; shallow eyes; white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Moderately Resistant

Common scab, potato wart, rhizoctonia.

Highly Resistant

PVA.

Susceptible

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

Highly Susceptible

Silver scurf