Red Potato Recipes

Warba

Tubers are round, frequently with red areas around the eyes. It has deep red eyes and white flesh. High yielding variety with low specific gravity. Suggested use: fresh, boil, bake. (1)

  • Origin & Breeding:bred from the cross (Triumph x Minn. 4-16) at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station,St.Paul, Minnesota, in 1927.
  • Maturity:very early

Agricultural

High yielding variety; low specific gravity.

  • Utilization:good for boiling and baking; not suitable for chips.
  • Chief Market:early fresh market.

Botanical

  • Plants:medium sized, spreading; stems thick, prominently angled; nodes slightly swollen, slightly mottled reddish purple; wings moderately prominent, straight double.
  • Leaves:dark green, semi-open; midribs and petioles green, scantly pubescent.
    Terminal leaflets: large, broadly ovate; tip obtuse; base truncate.
    Primary leaflets: four to five pairs, medium to large, thick, ovate.
    Secondary leaflets: in three position: on midrib between pairs of primary leaflets, at junction of midrib and petiolules, on petiolules.
  • Flowers:few; pale lavender corolla; yellow-orange anthers; buds slightly pigmented; calyx lobes short, tips straight, slightly pigmented, abundantly pubescent.
  • Tubers:round; buff skin, frequently with reddish areas around the eyes; deep red eyes; white flesh.
  • Sprouts:reddish purple

Diseases

Susceptible:leaf roll, blackleg,PVM,PVS,PVX,PVY, common scab, verticillium wilt, late blight, fusarium dry rot.
Very susceptible:rhizoctonia. (2)

Seeds

References

  1. ^ Washington State University.
  2. ^ Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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