Girish Mahajan

Atlantic (potato)

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Genus  solanum
Cultivar  'Atlantic'
Species  Solanum tuberosum
Origin  Beltsville, USA
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Similar  Potato, Solanum, Ranger Russet, British Queen, Superior

The Atlantic potato is a mid-season chipping potato variety. It was developed and released by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists at Beltsville, MD in 1978. The variety is not under plant variety protection. It is a progeny of a cross between 'Wauseon' and 'Lenape'. It is widely grown for chipping directly off the field or with short-term storage. Marketable yields are fairly high.


Botanical features

  • Plants are moderately large and have thick, upright stems with slightly swollen nodes.
  • Leaves are bright medium green and have prominent wings. The primary leaflets are large and asymmetrical with numerous secondary and tertiary leaflets.
  • Flowers are abundant and are white with a light violet corolla. Pollen is also abundant and is produced on orange anthers.
  • Tubers (potatoes) are oval to round with moderate to shallow eyes.
  • Tuber skin is brown and light to heavily netted.
  • Flesh is white and has a high specific gravity.
  • Agricultural features

  • It has moderate to high yields and is widely adapted, and used for potato chips.
  • It is highly resistant to race A of golden nematodes, potato virus X, and tuber net necrosis, which is caused by potato leafroll virus.
  • It is resistant to pinkeye and tolerant to common scab and Verticillium wilt.
  • It is susceptible to potato virus Y. Hollow heart and heat necrosis can also be a serious problem potatoes.
  • References

    Atlantic (potato) Wikipedia

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