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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.


Shepody
Other Varieties 
  

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


Belongs to
Seed Potatoes  »  French Fry
Processing Potatoes  »  French Fry


Botanical Features
Plants - medium sized, spreading; nodes not swollen; wings wavy.
Leaves - medium green, moderately and stiffly pubescent, overlapping spreading nodes not swollen wings wavy
Terminal leaflets: ovate, cupped; tip cuspidate; base truncate, sometimes asymmetrical.
Primary leaflets: ovate changing to broadly oblong towards the base, cupped; tip cuspidate; base truncate, sometimes asymmetrical, four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: two to six pairs.
Tertiary leaflets: few
Flowers - numerous, light violet with an orange-green star, white tips; calyxes densely pubescent.
Tubers - long; smooth to lightly netted buff skin; medium deep eyes, evenly distributed; white flesh.
Sprouts - reddish purple.


Agricultural Features
High yielding variety; good grade of large tubers. Good resistance to second growth. Grades well with few culls. Good storage quality, needs through-the-pile ventilation. High specific gravity. For seed production, plants should be 15 to 20 cm apart and for processing, 30 to 40 cm apart. Reduced fertilization decreases the difficulty in top-killing.
NOTE: foliage is very sensitive to applications of the herbicide metribuzin (Lexone®, Sencor®) so this herbicide must be applied well before emergence.
Utilization - excellent for boiling, baking, and french frying, unsuitable for chipping. Good potential for count carton trade and all season processing.
Chief Markets - fresh market, processing for fries.


Reaction To Diseases
Moderately Resistant - early blight, fusarium dry rot (F. coeruleum and F. sambucinum), phoma rot, rhizoctonia
Susceptible - common scab, late blight, leaf roll, verticillium wilt and PVY.
Note - shows poor symptoms expression of PVY. Rogue under cloudy conditions.



Source: CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
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