Mrs. Moehrle’s Yellow-Fleshed
A yellow-fleshed potato that is one of the high-yielding stars of Garrett Pittenger’s heritage potato collection.
Skin colour: Tan
Flesh colour: Yellow
Tuber Shape: Round
Origin and Breeding:
Year registered in Canada:
DISEASE AND INSECT SUSCEPTIBILITY
G. Pittenger donated accession (CN105495) to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in 1999.
Growth and Development
Mrs. Moehrle’s Yellow-Fleshed appears to be a mid-late season potato, maturing later than many of the potatoes in the trials. In Winlaw, BC, Mrs. Moehrle’s took 119 days from planting until all the leaves had died back. The standard Yukon Gold matured in 107 days and reached all stages earlier that Mrs. Moehrle’s.
Neither potato produced fruits at this location.
Mrs. Moehrle’s potato was among the highest yielding potatoes overall. In 2012, it yielded well under conditions of severe drought in Victoria, and less well in the high heat-high humidity conditions in Caledon. In 2013, it outyielded both Sieglinde and Yukon Gold.
- Rust was observed on lower leaves on August 3 in Metchosin, BC.
- Leaf-edge browning was noted on July 16, in Gananoque, Ontario.
- Blight was observed on two late emerging plants on the lowest leaves.
- Two tubers exhibited weak growth and brown leaves.
Complete results of the Crop_Climate Project growing trials can be downloaded here.