Pike: A full season scab and golden nematode resistant chipstock variety

R. L. Plaisted, D. E. Halseth, B. B. Brodie, S. A. Slack, J. B. Sieczka, B. J. Christ, K. M. Paddock, M. W. Peck

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Pike is a chipstock variety released jointly by the Cornell and Pennsylvania Experiment Stations in March 1996. Pike has a specific gravity comparable to Atlantic and the ability to produce light-colored chips after 7 C storage. Most of the chip color data were taken in December, January, and February. It has scab resistance comparable to that of Superior and is golden nematode resistant it is a full season variety, somewhat earlier than Snowden. In 23 trials in New York, internal necrosis and hollow heart of Pike was 5% compared to 18% for Atlantic. When grown at high temperatures, Pike is susceptible to a unique expression of heat necrosis that is net-like in appearance which is different from the internal brown spot of Atlantic. The yield has been about 95% of the yield of Atlantic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Potato Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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