Elbe

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Elbe
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type
Country


B.C KO T

85 days, large indet., potato leaf, exerted stigma, 8-12 oz deep yellow/gold smooth beefsteak with excellent sweet-tart flavor, firm meaty flesh, small seed cavities, medium-high yields.

Seed source:

1. CA BL L 08 (Linda Black, California) / IL LO N 04 (Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois) / WI MI B 97 (Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin)
2. ONT HU J 06 (Jennifer Hutson, Ontario, Canada) - no more seeds left

Year grown: 2007 (ONT HU J, crop failure); 2008 (CA BL L)

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


IL LO N

85 days, indet., potato leaf plant, high yield of orange, 0.5 lb fruit, good flavor.
Source 
WI MI B 97 (Bill Minkeyof Darien, Wisconsin)

Location: Oblong, Illinois


History

  • Named after the Elbe River in Germany, said to be an old favorite since 1889.
  • First introduced to SSE in 1997 by Bill Minkey of WI (WI MI B) and Chuck Wyatt of MD (MD WY C), the original source is unknown.



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