Visser Produce

SEED POTATOES

Chieftain

Key Features

Highlights

High yielding variety, attractive appearance, widely adapted. Undersizing can be a problem if soil moisture becomes limiting. Well suited for washing at maturity. Good storability. Medium specific gravity.
Remark: space at 15 cm with low nitrogen for seed export.

Utilization

Good to excellent for boiling, good for chipping at harvest, excellent for french frying; not suitable for processing.

Chief Markets

Seed export, fresh market, pre-peeled product in the institutionnal trade.


Characteristics

Maturity

Mid-season

Plants

Medium sized, upright, spreading at maturity; wings prominent.

Leaves

Dark green, semi-open, long, slightly pubescent; midribs reddish purple.

Terminal leaflets:broadly ovate.
Primary leaflets: narrowly ovate, generally four pairs.

Tubers

Oval to oblong, smooth bright red skin; shallow to medium-deep eyes, darker than the skin; white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Moderately Resistant

Late blight, common scab, rhizoctonia, silver scurf, stem-end browning, tuber net necrosis, verticillium wilt.

Susceptible

Black leg, fusarium dry rot, leaf roll, phoma rot, PVX and PVY.