A late variety with red skin and white flesh.
Maturity: Very late
Skin colour: white
Flesh colour: Red
Tuber Shape: Round to oval
Origin and Breeding:
Year registered in Canada:
DISEASE AND INSECT SUSCEPTIBILITY
Garret Pittenger donated this cultivar to the Plant Gene Resources of Canada facility in 1998. Accession number: CN 105529
Siberian has consistently been one of the latest maturing varieties. Tuber size is inconsistent, with many small potatoes and a few large ones being typical. In two years of trials, low yields have been reported from Victoria growers (Saanich, Metchosin, Victoria) while higher yields are reported from all other locations (Caledon, ON, Gananoque, ON, William’s Lake, BC and Winlaw, BC).
Leaf curl was noticed on Siberian at a single location in 2012, otherwise plants were disease free and relatively vigorous.