Chieftain

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Chieftain
Breeder USDA
Breeder Agent
administration
Data sourceGBR165
HUN052
IRL001
Plant material maintained asTuber
In-vitro
Tuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Part tested
Country of originUNITED STATES
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
MaturityEarly
Growth habitSemi erect
Foliage coverGood
Flower colourRed violet
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourRed
Primary tuber flesh colourWhite
Tuber shapeRound
Oval to round
Tuber eye depthMedium
tubering characteristics
Yield potentialHigh
Tuber sizeMedium
Internal rust spotInfrequent
Resistance to external damageResistant
Resistance to internal bruisingHigh
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureFairly firm (multi-purpose type)
After cooking blackeningTrace
Enzymic browningTrace
Crisp suitabilityPoor
French fry suitabilityPoor
Dry matter contentLow to medium
Medium
Starch contentMedium
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on foliageLow to medium
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)High
High to very high
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus AVery high
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Low
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusLow
Variety information last modified on 16th of May, 2007