The Smorgasbord: Georgina

Published online: Aug 05, 2019 Smorgasbord, Seed Potatoes
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This article appears in the August 2019 issue of Potato Grower

For growers who have been scouring the globe in pursuit of that picture-perfect yellow potato that will stand out in a competitive market, Georgina may just be that variety. Georgina is a high-yielding, medium-early yellow variety. A smooth skin, shallow eyes and good storability are a few of the benefits this variety has to offer. Resistance to common scab and leaf blight, coupled with a nice oval shape and vibrant color, lower inputs while increasing the bottom line. The marketable yield of this variety is sure to impress even the most skeptical growers.

Georgina is marketed by SunRain Varieties, who can be contacted at (208)552-3096 or www.sunrainseed.com.

Appearance

  • Short oval
  • Yellow skin and light yellow flesh
  • Smooth skin with shallow eyes
  • Uniformly sized tubers

Strengths

  • Excellent table quality
  • High resistance to common scab
  • Medium resistance to leaf blight
  • Medium-early maturity
  • High marketable yield
  • Good culinary quality for frying, mashing or roasting
  • High storability

Fertility

  • Should be grown in soils with uniform water and nutrient supply

Weaknesses

  • Tubers should be treated for protective control of Rhizoctonia