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Product Availability
The primary shipping season for our company is starting with the new crop in September, and finishing with storage crop in June. During this time period we monitor the quality and availability to ensure that our customers receive the best product possible.

Crop Protection
Red Isle Produce carries a complete line of crop protectants for farmers on Prince Edward Island. Crop protectants are delivered directly to the farm by Red Isle Produce. This helps us to maintain a very good relationship during the summer season with the farmers and gives us a good understanding about the availability and quality of the growing crop.

Dark Red Norland
Other Varieties 

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Belongs to
Fresh Potatoes  »  Red
Seed Potatoes  »  Fresh

Botanical Features
Plants - medium large, spreading; stems medium thick, prominently angled.
Leaves - dark green, glossy, moderately close, medium large, scantly pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate, base acute lobed, slightly asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: ovate, three pairs.
Secondary and tertiary leaflets: numerous.
Flowers - purple; green buds.
Tubers - medium oblong, slightly flattened, medium thick; smooth red skin; shallow eyes; white flesh.
Sprouts - reddish purple.

Agricultural Features
High yielding variety, adapts well to different soils. Sensitive to drought, susceptible to skinning and bruising if harvested before maturity; washes well at maturity. Stores well even though the dormancy period is short. Seldom produces tubers that are irregular in shape, knobby or growth cracked. Tubers are not subject to internal defects like hollow heart, internal necrosis and vascular discoloration. Low total solids.
Remark: avoid the herbicide Metribuzin Postemergence. Norland Dark Red, Red Norland and New Red Norland are selected clones with a darker red color.
Utilization - very good for boiling and french frying, good for chipping (best at harvest), and fair for baking.
Chief Markets - early fresh market and home garden.

Reaction To Diseases
Moderately Resistant - common scab, potato wart, rhizoctonia.
Very Resistant - PVA.
Susceptible - black leg, fusarium dry rot, late blight, leaf roll, phoma rot, seed-piece decay, verticillium wilt, PVX, PVY.
Highly Susceptible - Highly susceptible: silver scurf.

Source: CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
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