Manistee is an early Maincrop variety with excellent chip processing qualities out of long-term storage. It produces above average yield and specific gravity similar to Snowden. Tubers are round, slightly netted, tan coloured skin with low incidence of internal defects. Manistee has better tolerance to blackspot bruise than Snowden.

Utilization: Chip Market
Maturity: late Maincrop (105-110 DAP), slightly earlier than Snowden
Yield: High, equal to higher than Snowden
Skin Color: Dark tan, lightly netted
Flesh Color: Creamy white
Tuber Shape: Round 
Tuber Set: 10-12 
Dry Matter: 21.0-22.0%
Dormancy:  Medium to Long 

Variety Strengths: 

  • Moderate to high resistance to Common Scab, slightly better than Snowden
  • Excellent chipping from short term and long term storage, chips 5-6 weeks longer than Snowden at 50 F, does not need to be reconditioned
  • Excellent chip colour into May-June at 49-51 F
  • Very low incidence of Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Low incidence to Black spot Bruising, better than Snowden
  • High tolerance to mechanical handling
  • Better flavor than Snowden
  • Specific Gravity similar to Snowden



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