A crescent shaped fingerling potato with pale yellow to white flesh. It is one of the earliest potatoes grown for the Crop-Climate Project.
Skin colour: Pale yellow to white
Flesh colour: Pale yellow brown to pale brown
Tuber Shape: Crescent-shaped fingerling
Origin and Breeding:
Year registered in Canada:
DISEASE AND INSECT SUSCEPTIBILITY
Mad Dog Farm grows seed potato near Nelson, BC: They describe Slovenian Crescent as “A very nice crescent shaped fingerling that through nine years of selection is now our earliest potato. In 2010 we harvested our first plants in July from a mid-April planting. Very prolific.”
In Winlaw, British Columbia, Slovenian Crescent was the first variety to fully die back, 95 days after planting. Mrs. Moehrle’s Yellow took 119 days to fully die back, and Ozette Nootka continued growing until the first hard frost in October.
Eleven varieties were grown under field conditions in Winlaw, BC, and Slovenian Crescent had the second lowest yields.
Slovenian Crescent was one of the two lowest yielding varieties grown at Victoria where many small tubers were produced.
Leaf curl virus was noted on plants in Caledon on July 3. Flower buds which had begun to show on July 3rd had all aborted by July 19th.