American Potato Journal

, Volume 57, Issue 9, pp 429–433 | Cite as

Delta Gold: A new potato variety with yellow flesh, high solids and high quality for baking and processing

  • A. F. Reeves
  • R. E. Webb
  • D. C. Merriam
  • H. J. Murphy
  • F. E. Manzer
  • R. H. True
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Abstract

Delta Gold is a medium-late maturing, round, yellowish-skinned, yellow-fleshed variety which is excellent for baking and processing. Its yields have been lower than Kennebec; however, specific gravities have been higher. It is moderately resistant to scab and early blight and immune to net necrosis and virus A.

Key Words

New variety Delta Gold yellow-flesh high dry matter 

Resumen

Delta Gold es una variedad de maduración semi tardía, con tubérculos redondos, de piel amarillenta y de carne amarilla, excelentes para horneado y procesamiento.

A pesar que sus rendimientos han sido menores que los de Kennebec, su gravedad específica ha sido mayor. Es moderadamente resistente a la sarna y al tizón temprano e inmune a la necrosis en red y al virus A.

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Literature Cited

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    Anonymous. 1979. Notice to potato seed growers of the release of Delta Gold, a new yellow-flesh potato combining uniform tuber conformation, yield, and high quality. Am Potato J 56(3): 157.Google Scholar
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    Clark, CF. and F.J. Stevenson. 1938. The Earlaine potato: a new variety. U S Dept Agric Circ 493. 6p.Google Scholar
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    Manzer, F.E., G.A. McIntyre and D.C. Merriam. 1977. A new potato scab problem in Maine. Maine Life Sci Agric Exp Stn Tech Bull 85, 24p.Google Scholar

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© Springer 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Reeves
    • 1
  • R. E. Webb
    • 2
  • D. C. Merriam
  • H. J. Murphy
    • 3
  • F. E. Manzer
    • 3
  • R. H. True
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MaineOrono (UMO)
  2. 2.Vegetable LaboratoryUSDA-SEA, AR, BARCUSA
  3. 3.UMOUSA

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