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PlantFiles: Potato
Solanum tuberosum 'Achirana'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info)
Cultivar: Achirana

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Tuber Type:
Hybrid Tuber

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
91 to 100 days

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Skin Color:
White
Buff

Skin Texture:
Russet (rough, netting)

Flesh Color:
White

Tuber Shape:
Round

Tuber Size:
Medium
Large

Typical Yield:
Medium
Many

Texture:
Moist (multi-purpose)
Waxy (salad)

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive curzio On Oct 2, 2008, curzio from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Medium size round tubers with yellow skin and white flesh. South American origin (Peru, Argentina). Found web posting mentioning Bt (Bacillus Thurengensis) to control the potato tuber moth (PTM, Phthorimaea operculella) by INTA, the Argentian Dept of Agriculture - which reports from 2004 World Potato Congress claiming that China grows about 1.25 million acres of Achirana (or 10% of the estimated total production of 70 million metric tonnes) More information can be found by googling Kenosha Potato Project.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 10, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A potato variety bred by the Argentine national program (INTA) in 1971, for pathogens and distributed it to many national programs. It is a Bt potato bioengineered to control the Potato tuber moth (PTM, Phthorimaea operculella).

Regional...

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

Kenosha, Wisconsin



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