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Parentage – B96-56 (parent to Kennebec) x M59.44

Breeder – University of Wisconsin breeding program; released for production in 1962

Maturity – Early to mid-season

Usage – Good for boiling, baking and frying; originally used as a chipper, now generally only used as a fresh chipper

Plant –  Medium, erect to spreading structure; airy plant that you can see through; stems are reddish-purple at base and internodes; wings are straight and prominent (

Leaves – Dull green; open and small leaves that resemble a popular tree leaf; terminal leaflets are short-ovate to round, thick, arched (

Flowers – Pale lilac colored with white tips and margins; a flower is known to look like a star (

Tubers –  Oval to oblong; smooth shaped; uniform size; smooth to lightly buff skin; medium deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh; medium specific gravity (

Strengths – Short dormancy period; stores well; washes excellently; moderately high yield potential; not susceptible to internal defects; moderately resistant to common scab

Weaknesses – Susceptible to black leg, Fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, seed-piece decay, PVX and PVY; highly susceptible to Verticillium wilt (

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Last Revised: 03/29/2018

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