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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.


Chieftain
Other Varieties 
  

Red Isle Produce - TuberRed Isle Produce - FleshRed Isle Produce - Flower


Belongs to
Fresh Potatoes  »  Red
Seed Potatoes  »  Fresh


Botanical Features
Plants - medium sized, upright, spreading at maturity; wings prominent.
Leaves - dark green, semi-open, long, slightly pubescent; midribs reddish purple.
Terminal leaflets: broadly ovate.
Primary leaflets: narrowly ovate, generally four pairs.
Flowers - large, light violet.
Tubers - oval to oblong, smooth bright red skin; shallow to medium-deep eyes, darker than the skin; white flesh.
Sprouts - reddish purple.


Agricultural Features
High yielding variety, attractive appearance, widely adapted. Undersizing can be a problem if soil moisture becomes limiting. Well suited for washing at maturity. Good storability. Medium specific gravity.

Remark: space at 15 cm with low nitrogen for seed export.
Utilization - good to excellent for boiling, good for chipping at harvest, excellent for french frying; not suitable for processing.
Chief Markets - seed export, fresh market, pre-peeled product in the institutionnal trade.


Reaction To Diseases
Moderately Resistant - late blight, common scab, rhizoctonia, silver scurf, stem-end browning, tuber net necrosis, verticillium wilt.
Susceptible - black leg, fusarium dry rot, leaf roll, phoma rot, PVX and PVY.



Source: CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
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