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Pike is a variety of potato bred by the Cornell and Pennsylvania Experimental Stations in March 1996. This clone originated from a cross made in 1981, between 'Allegany' and ' Atlantic potato' varieties. It is resistant to infection by  golden nematode, common scab, golden necrosis, and foliage infection by Phytophthora. Pike is intended to be used agriculturally, specifically for use in  potato chips.
Botanical features [ edit ]
Specific gravity comparable to 'Atlantic'
Produce light-colored chips after 7C storage
Full season variety
Tubers are skin color with flaky surface Tuber shape is round
Plants are medium height
Leaves are medium green
Three pairs per leaf for leaflets
Anthers are orange, broad cone
References [ edit ]
^ Paul R. Wonning , p. 27, at Gardener's Guide to Growing Potatoes in the Vegetable Garden: Growing a potato garden for beginners or veterans (2015) Google Books
^ Plaisted, R. L.; Halseth, D. E.; Brodie, B. B.; Slack, S. A.; Sieczka, J. B.; Christ, B. J.; Paddock, K. M.; Peck, M. W. (1998). "Pike: A full season scab and golden nematode resistant chipstock variety". American Journal of Potato Research. 75 (3): 117–120. doi: 10.1007/BF02895845.