Under Trial Evaluation and seed increase

The RP 2016-05 clone is a first early creamer that produces a very high number of tubers.  It is ideally suited for the baby potato market segment.  A round to short oval shape and smooth skin finish makes this an attractive choice for any creamer program.  Characteristics such as early maturity, outstanding flavor profile and regional adaptability makes this clone a serious creamer contender.

Utilization: Fresh Market - Baby Type
Maturity: first Early as a baby type (65-75 DAP)
Yield:  High to very high
Skin Color: Yellow, smooth
Flesh Color: light yellow
Tuber Shape: round to short Oval
Tuber Size: Small to medium
Tuber Set: 22-25
Dry Matter: 17.0-18.0 %
Dormancy: Medium to long
Storage: Medium 

Variety Strengths:

  • Moderate to high tolerance to Heat and Drought 
  • Rapid foliage development
  • High marketable creamer yield
  • Uniform tuber shape and size
  • High tolerance to Black spot bruising
  • Moderate resistance to Common scab
  • Moderate resistance to Rhizoctonia or black scurf
  • Moderate resistance to Late Blight in foliage
  • Moderate to high tolerance to mechanical handling and bruising
  • Cooking type A
  • Resistant to PCN Ro 1, 4
  • Resistant to Wart disease
  • Very low incidence of Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Excellent eating qualities and great taste profile
  • Not tolerant to Metribuzin herbicides
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