A crescent shaped fingerling potato with pale yellow to white flesh. It is one of the earliest potatoes grown for the Crop-Climate Project.

Slovenian Crescent.  Tubers from a single plant, Victoria BC 2012

Slovenian Crescent. Tubers from a single plant, Victoria BC 2012

GENERAL

Maturity: Early

Skin colour: Pale yellow to white

Flesh colour: Pale yellow brown to pale brown

Tuber Shape: Crescent-shaped fingerling

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AGRICULTURAL FEATURES

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DISEASE AND INSECT SUSCEPTIBILITY

 

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NOTES:

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.”

SOURCES:

Mad Dog Farm Website

In two years of trials, Slovenian Crescent has been a very early potato with low to medium yields and good tuber quality.

2013

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.

Growth stages of Slovenian Crescent, Ozette Nootka and Mrs. Moehrle's Yellow.  Winlaw, BC 2013.

Growth stages of Slovenian Crescent, Ozette Nootka and Mrs. Moehrle’s Yellow. Winlaw, BC 2013.

Eleven varieties were grown under field conditions in Winlaw, BC, and Slovenian Crescent had the second lowest yields.

2013 Potato Yields in Winlaw, BC, 2013

2013 Potato Yields in Winlaw, BC, 2013

2012

Yield

Slovenian Crescent was one of the two lowest yielding varieties grown at Victoria where many small tubers were produced.

Disease Observations

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.