New red varieties are generated every year, however, good new Red varieties are an infrequent occurrence. Darkred Chieftain has potential to set new standards for appearance, durability and taste in North America’s red potato market.

Utilization: Fresh Market
Maturity: Maincrop (105-110 DAP)

Yield: High
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: White, slightly textured
Tuber Shape: Round

Tuber Size: Medium to large
Tuber Set: 12-14
Dry Matter: 17.5 - 18.5 %
Dormancy: Long
Storage: Medium to long
Variety Strengths:

  • Semi tolerant to Heat and Drought
  • Moderate resistance to Common scab
  • Very low incidence to Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Resists colour fading in hot soils and following long term storage
  • Resists skinning during harvest better than Chieftain.
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