RP 2009-5r is a leading option for the creamer marketplace.  RP 2009-5r produces round to short oval potatoes that have a smooth red skin and a light yellow flesh. It has very nice smooth skin finish that holds up well for strong appeal on the shelf.  In addition to the high marketable creamer yields, RP 2009-5r has exceptional culinary properties. Smooth and silky texture makes it a winner even for those with experienced culinary palates.  These culinary traits allows this creamer selection to be a variety of choice in high end consumer packs throughout North America.

Utilization: Fresh Market - Creamer Type
Maturity: first Early as a Creamer type (68-72 DAP)
Yield:  High to very high
Skin Color: Light red, smooth
Flesh Color: Light yellow

Tuber Shape: Round to short oval
Tuber Size: Small to medium
Tuber Set: 20-24
Dry Matter: 17.0-18.0 %
Dormancy: Medium to long
Storage: Long term

Variety Strengths:

  • Moderate to high tolerance to Heat and Drought 
  • Plants are tall and semi upright and does not early die
  • Sets ~20-26 tubers per plant, depends on physiological age of seed
  • High creamer marketable yield (18-45 mm)
  • Dormancy is typically almost as long as Ciklamen, needs to be pre conditioned before planting
  • Moderate to high tolerance Common scab
  • Good tolerance to mechanical handling and bruising
  • Resistant to Internal rust spots
  • Very low incidence of Secondary growth, Growth cracks and Hollow heart
  • Excellent eating qualities and a great silky taste profile
  • Consistent performance from region to region
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