Potato Grower

June 2018

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S M O R GA S B OR D THE S M O R GA S B OR D I n this month's Smorgasbord, we enlist the help of our friends at Sunrain Varieties to look at Gioconda, named after the Italian name for Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Gioconda is a beautiful, yellow-skinned and yellow-fleshed potato with high yields. It offers fast-bulking tubers with a very early maturity. Gioconda's buttery, nutty flavor ensures the end customer will enjoy these incredible potatoes as much as the grower. Gioconda is marketed by Sunrain Varieties. Sunrain can be contacted at (208) 552-3096 or www.sunrainseed.com. APPEARANCE • Large oval tuber • Bright yellow skin and flesh • Smooth, attractive skin with very shallow eyes STRENGTHS • Fast-bulking tuber • High percent of "A" sizing • Strong resistance to PVY • Great taste roasted, baked, boiled, steamed or mashed AGRONOMIC TRAITS • Very early maturity—90 days • Moderate-high yield • Average fertility compared to other yellow varieties • Medium storage length • Robust vine with excellent hill coverage early in the season WEAKNESSES • Sensitive to common scab, powdery scab and early blight

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