Red Potato Recipes

Red La Soda

Tubers are elliptical to slightly oblong with bright deep red skin and medium deep, wide eyes with white flesh. High yielding variety of attractive appearance. Resistant to tipburn, and to wind, heat and drought damage with some resistance to mechanical bruising. Slightly susceptible to hollow heart and growth cracks. Wide adaptation, grows well in both southern and northern areas. Medium specific gravity and good storability with medium dormancy. Suggested uses: boiling, baking, chipping, French frying. Alternative spelling: Red LaSoda. (1)

  • Origin & Breeding:a color mutant of the La Soda variety discovered in South Dakota by C.S. Blackman in 1949. The La Soda variety was bred by Louisiana State University from (Triumph x Katahdin) and selected at the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1936.
  • Maturity:mid-season

Agricultural

High yielding variety of attractive appearance. Resistant to tipburn, and to wind, heat and drought damage; some resistance to mechanical bruising. Slightly susceptible to hollow heart and growth cracks. Wide adaptation, grows well in both southern and northern areas. Medium specific gravity; good storability with medium dormancy.

  • Utilization:good for boiling, baking, chipping and french frying.
  • Chief Market:seed exportation.

Botanical

  • Plants:medium size, spreading; stems prominently angled, nodes slightly swollen; wings prominent, slightly waved.
  • Leaves:close, long, broad, dark green; midribs scantly pubescent.
    Primary leaflets: ovate, three to four pairs.
    Secondary leaflets: numerous, on the midrib between pairs of primary leaflets.
    Tertiary leaflets: numerous, on the midrib between pairs of primary leaflets, at the jonctions of the midrib and petiolules of the primary leaflets and on primary leaflets petiolules.
  • Flowers:large, lavender corolla; scantly pubescent green buds.
  • Tubers:elliptical to slightly oblong; bright deep red skin; medium-deep, wide eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts:dark reddish purple.

Diseases

Moderately resistant:early blight.
Susceptible:black leg, common scab, fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, verticillium wilt,PVXandPVY.

NOTE: Red La Soda shows typicalPVYsymptoms. (2)

Seeds

References

  1. ^ PAA; San Luis Hills Farm.
  2. ^ Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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