Lamoka Potato Fact Sheet

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Parentage – NY120 X NY1151,2,3,4,5

Breeder – Cross was made by Dr. Walter De Jong at Cornell University in 19981,2; officially released by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011; named after Lamoka Lake in western New York State1

Maturity – Medium-late season1,2,4,5

Usage – Primarily grown for chipping1

Plant – Semi-upright, large vigorous vines; pale green foliage1,3,4

Leaves – Medium size, light to medium green, ovate with acuminate tips, medium depth veins1,3; three to four primary leaflets pairs along with two-three pairs of secondary and tertiary leaflets1

Flowers – Abundant, medium size, pentagonal shape, violet color with distinctive white tips1,2,3,5; yellow-orange anthers and yellow-green stigma; high berry and pollen production1

Tubers – Round, medium size with slight to moderately textured brown skin1,2; white flesh; evenly distributed shallow to medium depth eyes with no eyebrows; high specific gravity1,3,4

Strengths – Tubers store well and chip color out of storage is excellent; high yields; resistant to common scab and golden nematode race Ro1; few tuber external defects1,2,4,5; visual potato virus Y symptoms1

Weaknesses – Susceptible to internal tuber defects1,2,4; moderately susceptible to early blight, late blight, powdery scab, potato virus X and Y1; moderately sensitive to metribuzin herbicides4

References: 1De Jong, W. S. et al. 2017. Lamoka, a Variety with Excellent Chip Color Out of Cold Storage and Resistance to the Golden Cyst Nematode. American Journal of Potato Research 94:148-152. 2 3 4 5

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Last Revised: 4/30/19

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