Manitou

Manitou is a high yielding maincrop red variety with excellent eating characteristics and long term storability.

The tubers are oval long with shallow eyes. Manitou has a firm cooking type and has scored highly in sensory evaluation studies. It is suitable for baking, roasting, home fries and makes a lovely, smooth mashed potato. Has good heat tolerance and grows well on most soil types. Proven to out-yield Desiree with better disease resistance and dry matter.

  • Market outlet: table
  • Excellent taste
  • Long term storability
  • Good virus resistance
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Suggested fertiliser treatment
Nitrogen: standard advice.
Phosphate: standard advice.
Potassium: standard advice +10%.

Plant spacing
35/45mm: 28cm (39,500 plants/Ha).
45/55mm: 32cm (34,500 plats/Ha).
Spacing figures for 90cm row width.

Herbicide sensitivity
Do not use Metribuzin (Sencorex) as it gives a severe foliage reaction and serious yield reduction.

Fungicides
The variety is susceptible to Late Blight, maintain a preventative spraying schedule until all haulm is dead.

Harvest
After desiccation allow sufficient time for skin set, this can take up to four weeks.

Storage
Average dormancy and is suitable for long term storage. Proven to store through to July.

Manitou characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval long
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuber number
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    No. of berries
    Quite few | 5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Fast | 8
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Uniformity of shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Uniformity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6,5

Quality characteristics

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Average yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    351
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite long | 7
  • Resistance to harvest damage
    Sensitive | 5,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Sensitive | 5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    15% to 25% more tubers | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    20%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    Good | 7
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,4
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration after cooking
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for chipping
    Average | 6
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4

Disease resistances

  • Late blight foliage
    Susceptible | 5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Common scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Pa 2 Pallida
    Susceptible | 1
  • PCN Pa 3 Pallida
    Susceptible | 1
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Blackleg
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -
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