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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.


Kennebec
Other Varieties 
  

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


Belongs to
Fresh Potatoes  »  Round White
Seed Potatoes  »  Fresh


Botanical Features
Plants - large, erect, spreading at maturity; stems thick, not pigmented, prominently angled.
Leaves - dark green, long, broad; midribs scantly pubescent.
Terminal leaflets: ovate; apex acute; base lobed.
Primary leaflets: large, ovate, four pairs.
Secondary leaflets: medium in number.
Tertiary leaflets: few to none.
Flowers - very few, large, white; scantly pubescent green buds.
Tubers - elliptical to oblong, medium thick; smooth creamy buff skin; shallow eyes; white flesh.
Sprouts - grayish green, faintly purple at the base.


Agricultural Features
High yielding fast growing variety, widely adapted. Requires close planting (15 to 20 cm between plants) and vine killing to avoid producing oversized and rough tubers. Excellent storage quality. Long dormancy period. High total solids.
NOTE: tuber green rapidly when exposed to light.
Utilization - good to excellent for boiling, baking, chipping and french frying.
Chief Markets - seed export, fresh market, chipping.


Reaction To Diseases
Moderately Resistant - late blight in the foliage, black leg , fusarium dry rot (F. coeruleum), phoma rot, potato wart, seed-piece decay, PVS and PVX.
Field Resistant - PVA, PVY.
Susceptible - common scab, fusarium dry rot (F. sambucinum), late blight tuber rot, leaf roll, pink eye and rhizoctonia
Highly Susceptible - verticillium wilt.
Immune - tuber net necrosis.



Source: CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
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