This red clone was chosen for its attractive round tubers and bright red skin.  CO 99076-6r was developed in Colorado and has been tested throughout North Amercia and has proven to be consistent in performance.  The red skin maintains itself in the storage for months giving a "fresh" appearence as if was just harvested from the field.

Utilization: Fresh Market
Maturity: Maincrop (95-105 DAP)
Yield: High
Skin Color: Red, smooth 
Flesh Color: White
Tuber Shape: Round
Tuber Size: medium to Large
Tuber Set: 9-11
Dry Matter: 17.5-18.5 %
Dormancy: Medium long
Storage: Medium to long

Variety Strengths:

  • Pack yields range from 78-85%
  • Bright red skin
  • Attractive tuber shape and uniform tuber type
  • No notable skin blotching
  • Has a lower percentage of smaller tubers(< 2.0 inch diameter) than most red varieties
  • Low incidence to Secondary growth and Hollow heart
  • Maintains the red skin color for months in storage
  • Maturity is a few days longer than Norland clones but shorter than Chieftain and LaSoda
  • Vines are slightly more vigorous than several of the Norland clones at the same N rate
  • Excessive N fertility tends to postpone skin set leading to possible skinning when handled
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