Pike potato

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Potato 'Pike'
Genus Solanum
Species Solanum tuberosum
Hybrid parentage 'Allegany' x 'Atlantic potato'
Cultivar 'Pike'
Origin USA, 1996

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.[1] It is resistant to infection by golden nematode, common scab, golden necrosis, and foliage infection by Phytophthora.[2] 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]

  1. ^ Paul R. Wonning Gardener's Guide to Growing Potatoes in the Vegetable Garden: Growing a potato garden for beginners or veterans (2015), p. 27, at Google Books
  2. ^ 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.