Visser Produce

PROCESSING POTATOES

Snowden

Key Features

Highlights

High yielding variety that produce a high tuber set with a large number of smaller tubers if spacing is too close. A spacing of 30 to 38 cm (12 to 15 inches) is recommended. It responds well to nitrogen fertilization and needs high levels of moisture. High specific gravity, good storage quality and short dormancy. Moderately susceptible to bruising.

Utilization

Excellent chipping quality from the field and from storage; good quality for boiling and baking.

Chief Markets

Chipping


Characteristics

Maturity

Late

Plants

Tall, semi-erect; thick, slightly pubescent and very lightly pigmented stems; prominent wings; light to medium swelling of stem nodes.

Leaves

Olive green, open, slightly pubescent.

Terminal leaflets: ovate, tip acuminate, base obtuse and semi-asymetric with moderately waving margins.
Primary leaflets:four pairs, narrowly ovate, tip acuminate, base cordate.
Secondary leaflets: few and small.

Tubers

Round to oval, slightly flattened; buff skin, slightly netted; eyes medium shallow; white flesh.

Reaction To Diseases

Moderately Resistant

Common scab

Remark

This variety shows very mild leaf roll symptoms. The plant has to reach a certain maturity for symptoms to develop and these may occur only faintly and only on one side of the plant.