Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Defender'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Defender
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Category:

Vegetables

Spacing:

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Tuber Type:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

Bloom Color:

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Skin Color:

White

Skin Texture:

Smooth

Flesh Color:

White

Tuber Shape:

Long

Tuber Size:

Large

Typical Yield:

Many

Texture:

Moist (multi-purpose)

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Loudon, New Hampshire

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 14, 2010, jhwentworth from Loudon, NH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Defender was selected and planted to provide some measure of protection from late blight. Tubers were dug in early September with good yields. Some evidence of scab. Central New Hampshire was very hot and dry this summer (2010), so results during a cool, wet, summer are unknown.

Defender seed potatoes are difficult to obtain, at least in New England, but well worth the effort if late blight is a concern. They are disease resistant, good producers, and make great french fries.