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Red Gold: A yellow-fleshed, red-skinned potato cultivar with short dormancy and high tuber set

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Red Gold is a midseason maturity potato with pink-red skin and a bright yellow flesh. It is characterized by having a high set per plant of medium-small sized tubers. Marketable yields in Ontario, Canada are similar to or slightly less than Conestoga, Yukon Gold, and Superior. Boiling, baking, and field chip quality are acceptable with medium specific gravities (1.070–1.080). Short tuber dormancy makes this variety well adapted for whole seed tuber production for fall export markets. Red Gold has performed well in trials in Uruguay. Red Gold is moderately resistant to scab, field resistant to virus Y and leafroll, and susceptible to mild mosaic.


Red Gold es una papa de madurez a media temporada con piel rojorosada y carne amarilla brillante. Se caracteriza por tener una gran formación de tubérculos de tamaño medio a pequeño, por planta. Los rendimientos comerciables en Ontario, Canada, son similares o ligeramente menores a los de Conestoga, Yukon Gold, y Superior. La calidad a la cocción, horneado y fritura es aceptable, con gravedades de término medio (1,070–1,080). El corto período de reposos de los tubérculos hace que esta variedad se adapte bien para la producción con tubérculos-semillas enteros, para los mercados de exportación en otoño. La performance de Red Gold ha sido buena en los ensayos de producción para mercados de exportación en otoño. Red Gold se ha comportado bien en ensayos en el Uruguay. Red Gold es moderadamente resistente a la sarna común, tiene resistencia de campo at PVY y al PLRV, y es susceptible al mosaico leve de la papa.

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Named after the Red River, which runs through Manitoba and between North Dakota and Minnesota, and for its yellow flesh colour.

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Coffin, R., Johnston, G.R., McKeown, A. et al. Red Gold: A yellow-fleshed, red-skinned potato cultivar with short dormancy and high tuber set. American Potato Journal 65, 49–55 (1988).

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