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Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America

Sweetpotato, Lists 1-26 Combined

Edited by Don R. LaBonte

Department of Horticulture
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Acadian - Breeder and vendor: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Parentage: L21 x L131. Characteristics: copper skin and deep orange flesh; somewhat more chunky than Porto Rico; early maturity. Resistance: soil rot. Similar: Unit I Porto Rico. Adaptation: Louisiana and Michigan. LSU Expt. Sta. Circ. 46. 1956.

Allgold (Olka 240) - Breeder and vendor: Oklahoma A and N College, Stillwater, Okla. Parentage: seedling Creole x Triumph (Parent 10). Characteristics: open pollinated, golden skin, high carotene, high ascorbic acid, robust vine, purple stem, entire leaves. Resistance: wilt and black rot. Adaptation: regionally for Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Okla. Sta. Bul. B388.

Apache - Breeder: USDA, Beltsville, Maryland. Vendor: USDA California Expt. Sta., Davis, and New Mexico Agric. Expt. Sta., University Park, New Mexico. Parentage: (Yellow Yam 149 x Nancy Hall 42-1) x (Pelican Processor Triumph). Characteristics: high yields, attractive orange color skin, high carotene content good baking and storing quality. Resistance: black rot, root knot nematodes. Similar: Sunnyside. Adaptation: to irrigated areas of the southwestern United States, 1959.

Australian Canner - Breeder: Department of Agric., New South Wales, Australia. Adaptation trials and naming by USDA and Mississippi Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: unknown. Characteristics: hybrid, especially adapted to vacuum and syrup-pack canning, keeps shape in can, good quality and flesh color. Adaptation: wide regional. Southern Seedsman. 1948.

Baker (V 2158) - Breeder: Virginia Agric. Expt. Sta., Norfolk. Vendor: VICA Seed Farm, Amelia, Va. Parentage: Virginian x numbered seedling. Characteristics: excellent baking quality, keeps well in storage. Adaptation: Virginia. Vegetable Growers News, January. 1969.

Beauregard - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of L78-21. Characteristics: consistent root shape, moderate deep orange flesh, stores well, uniform color when baked or canned, high yield of United States number one grade roots. Resistance: fusarium wilt, soil rot. HortScience 27:377. 1987.

Canbake (G-52-15-1) - Breeder: Georgia Agric. Expt., Experiment. Parentage: Australian Canner. Characteristics: open pollinated, roots medium size, variable tapered to spindle shape; russet-golden skin, uniform, bright orange flesh; good quality baking and canning; yields moderate to heavy; vigorous grower; late maturing; moist flesh type. Resistance: black rot. Ga. Agric. Expt. Sta. Leaf. 18, January. 1958.

Caro-Gold - Breeder: Clemson College, Clemson, South Carolina. Parentage: C317 x Goldrush. Characteristics: smooth skin and high yielding ability. Resistance: fusarium wilt. Similar: Goldrush. Adaptation: good. South Carolina Expt. Sta. Circ. 115. 1958.

Carolina Bunch - Breeder: USDA, Agr. Res. Serv., U.S. Vegetable Lab. and South Carolina Agr. Expt. Sta. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of Excel. Characteristics: light copper skin and deep orange flesh roots. Resistance: Fusarium wilt and low levels of resistance to Streptomyces soil rot. 1992.

Carolina Nugget - Breeder: North Carolina State University in 1954. Parentage: HM1-36 x Lakan. Characteristics: medium orange flesh, rosy skin; growers report increased yields and superior root shape in heavy soils, seed roots available from Alabama Crop Improvement Association, Auburn, Alabama. Resistance: fusarium wilt, southern root knot. HortScience 20:145. 1985.

Carolina Ruby - Breeder: North Carolina Agr. Res. Serv. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of Beauregard. Characteristics: red to purple-red skin and orange flesh roots. Resistance: fusarium wilt, soil rot. HortScience 34:155-156. 1999.

Caromex - Breeder: North Carolina State University in 1971. Parentage: NC228 x NC234. Characteristics: dark copper skin, deep orange flesh which remains bright after cooking and has a sweet flavor; roots remain firm in storage. Resistance: fusarium wilt, but susceptible to flooding damage and postharvest chilling conditions, foundation seed available from North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers, Raleigh, North Carolina. HortScience 14:646. 1979.

Carver - Breeder: Tuskegee Institute. Parentage: Centennial x Jewel. Characteristics: deep rose skin, deep orange flesh, suited for both fresh and processing market, high yield of United States number one roots, good storage qualities, foundation seed available from Alabama Crop Improvement Association, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Resistance: high to fusarium wilt, intermediate to southern root knot nematode. HortScience 12:266. 1977.

Centennial (L-3-77) - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Parentage: (Unit IPR x Pelican Processor). Characteristics: open pollinated, prolific, heavy yield, roots medium to large, tapered, cylindrical, soft flesh type; good quality, high carotene content; vigorous grower; good keeper; sprouts good size but light in numbers. Adaptation: wide. Hort. News N.J., January 1962. p.124.

Cliett Bunch Porto Rico (Georgia Bunch Porto Rico) - Breeder and vendor: Georgia Coastal Plain Expt. Sta., Tifton, Ga. Parentage: mutation from Vining Porto Rico. Characteristics: short, 12 to 30" vines; more uniform roots than Vine Porto Rico. Similar: Vine Porto Rico. Adaptation: southern Georgia. Coastal Plain Expt. Sta. Mimeo. Paper number 60. 1945.

Coastal Red - Breeder: University of Georgia at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in 1978. Parentage: seedling from GA-76. Characteristics: open pollinated, red skin, medium orange flesh color, good baking and canning quality, high yield, excellent storage quality, profuse plant production, foundation planting stock available from Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia, Coastal Plain Expt. Station, Tifton, Georgia. Resistance: fusarium wilt, root knot nematodes, soil insects. HortScience 24:176-177. 1989.

Coppergold - Breeder and vendor: L.A. Sharum, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Parentage: selected mutation in Allgold. Characteristics: skin has russetted copper color appearance; well adapted for canning stock. Resistance: stem rot. Similar: Allgold. Adaptation: Arkansas. 1955.

Cordner - Breeder: Texas Agric. Expt. Sta. and Oklahoma State University. Characteristics: smooth, bronze skin color and orange flesh, high yield, good sprout reproduction and excellent baking and canning quality, foundation planting stock available from Foundation Seed Service, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas. Resistance: fusarium wilt, stem rot, and southern root knot nematode. HortScience 19:455. 1984.

Darby - Breeder: Louisiana Agr. Expt. Sta. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of L 83-523. Characteristics: dark rose skin and orange flesh roots, blocky shape to roots, and purple stems. Resistance: fusarium wilt, soil rot. HortScience 30:398-399. 1995.

Don Juan - Breeder: Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta., Rio Piedras. Vendor: Seed Farms Division, Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: selected from native stock. Characteristics: starchy type, very prolific. Adaptation: tropics.

Earlyport - Breeder and vendor: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Parentage: (Mameyita x seedling L-4-6) x (seedling L-5 x Triumph). Characteristics: early, maturing copper skin and orange flesh, vigorous plant with large leaf. Similar: Porto Rico. Adaptation: southern and Central United States. LSU Mimeo Circ. 15.

Earlysweet (T-3) - Breeder: Georgia Coastal Plain Agric. Expt. Sta., Tifton. Parentage: Porto Rico x unnamed breeding lines. Characteristics: light-skinned; deep orange flesh. good plant producer; extra early producer of high yields. Resistance: tolerance to stem rot. Adaptation: Georgia. Ga. Mimeo. Ser. N.S. 28. 1956.

Eureka - Breeder: Louisiana State University Agric. Expt. Sta., jointly with University of California Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: L9-163 x LO-132. Characteristics: copper skin color, orange flesh, roots have good consumer appeal, continuous high yields in soils severely infected with soil rot and good baking, canning, and storage characteristics, breeder seed available from Louisiana State University Agric. Expt. Sta. Resistance: soil rot, internal cork, stem rot and moderate resistance to root knot nematode. HortScience 16:639. 1981.

Excel - Breeder: USDA and the South Carolina Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of Regal polycrossed in 1981 to 29 other parental selections. Characteristics: light copper colored skin and orange flesh slightly lighter than Jewel, high yield and excellent baking flavor, seed available from South Carolina Foundation Seed Association, Clemson, South Carolina. Resistance: southern root knot, stem rot, internal cork, sclerotial blight, and leaf blight, high to a wide array of insect pests. HortScience 24: 171-172. 1989.

GA90-16 - Breeder: Georgia Agr. Expt. Sta. and the USDA, Agr. Res. Serv., U.S. Vegetable Lab. Characteristics: white flesh roots, low sugar and maltose content, reduced aroma, and firm texture. Resistance: Fusarium wilt, southern root-knot nematode, flea beetles. 1999.

Georgia Red (T-6) - Breeder: Georgia Coastal Plain Agric. Expt. Sta., Tifton. Parentage: Porto Rican crosses. Characteristics: coppery-red skin; excellent culinary and keeping quality. Similar: Porto Rico. Adaptation: Georgia. Ga. Mimeo. Ser. N.S. 16. 1955.

Gold Rush - Breeder and Vendor: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Parentage: (Mameyita x Seedling L4-6) x (Seedling L-5 x Triumph). Characteristics: good yield, high carotene, deep orange flesh roots, little light copper skin, purple stems. Resistance: fusarium wilt. Similar: Porto Rico. Adaptation: southern United States. Southern Seedsman. Oct., 1951.

Golden Belle - Breeder and Vendor: Bryce Woods, Rogers, Arkansas. Parentage: selected of mutation in Nancy Gold. Characteristics: deeper golden flesh color than Nancy Hall; excellent production and sprout production qualities; very well shaped root when grown on silt loam soils. Adaptation: Ozarks. 1943.

Goldmar - Breeder and Vendor: Maryland Agric. Expt. Sta., College Park. Parentage: skin color mutant of Redmar. Characteristics: high yield of uniform shape and size roots with golden skin color. Similar: Redmar. 1973.

Heartogold - Breeder: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Vendor: Louisiana Sweet Potato Res. Ctr., Chase. Parentage: Mameyita x Yellow Yam. Characteristics: flesh-colored skin, deep orange flesh. Resistance: soil rot. Similar: Nancy Hall. Adaptation: wide. Amer. Vegetable Grower 12/53.

Hernandez - Breeder: Louisiana State University Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: seedling of L70-323. Characteristics: open pollinated, storage roots are lightly grooved and red skinned, flesh is a uniform deep orange, late developing, high yield, excellent storage quality, and excellent baking and processing qualities, foundation seed stock available from Sweet Potato Research Station, Chase, Louisiana. Resistance: fusarium wilt, soil rot, internal cork, and several postharvest diseases. HortScience 27:377. 1992.

HiDry - Breeder: Clemson University and the USDA for industrial uses. Parentage: 4th generation open pollinated selection from MK-14. Characteristics: white skin and cream colored flesh, stores well, roots available from South Carolina Foundation Seed Association, Clemson, South Carolina. Resistance: high to southern root knot nematode and fusarium wilt, multiple other diseases and insects. HortScience 20: 954-955. 1985.

Hopi (HM-122) - Breeder: USDA Hort. Field Sta., Meridian, Miss. Parentage: Porto Rico. Characteristics: open pollinated, good quality and marketable yields. Resistance: some to root knot nematode and soft rot. Adaptation: irrigated areas in southwestern United States. 1966.

Jersey Orange (Orange Little Stern) - Breeder: Kansas State College, Manhattan, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Characteristics: orange-brown skin, deep orange flesh; similar size and shape to Yellow Jersey; flesh rather moist when cooked. Adaptation: general. Hort. News February. 1947.

Kandee (K1716) - Breeder: Kansas State College, Manhattan. Vendor: O.H. Elmer. Parentage: La 1946 Cross 17 x 1 (yellow yam x Nancy Hall). Characteristics: high carotene content, attractive reddish bronze skin color, uniform desirable shape, good keeping qualities. Resistance: black rot. Similar: Port Rico. Adaptation: wide area.

Lakan (L-0-123) - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Parentage: (Unit IPR x Pelican. Processor) x (Mameyita x L-4-6). Characteristics: medium size, tapered spindle-shape roots with reddish-bronze to reddish-tan skin color and orange moist flesh with high carotene content; yields well when soil and other conditions are favorable; good sprouter and keeper; good baking quality; medium vigorous grower. Resistance: black rot. Adaptation: limited to areas of good soil and favorable environment. Kansas Agric. Expt. Sta. Rpt. 8, January. 1958.

Murff Bush Porto Rico - Breeder and vendor: E.L. Murff, Normangee, Texas. Parentage: mutation in Porto Rico. Characteristics: bush type plant. Similar: Porto Rico. 1949.

Nancy Gold - Breeder: Kansas Agric. Expt. Sta., Manhattan. Parentage: color mutant selection from Nancy Hall. Characteristics: similar to Nancy Hall, but has buff-colored skin and deep-orange flesh. Adaptation: southern United States. Kansas Agric. Expt. Sta. Bull. 341, 1950.

Nemagold (Okla. 46) - Breeder: Oklahoma A and M College, Stillwater. Parentage: Yellow Jersey (Orlis strain) x Okla. 29. Characteristics: high carotene fairly moist when cured and stored roots are baked; high production in Jersey growing areas. Resistance: root knot nematode, some tolerance to soil and black rot. Similar: Yellow Jersey. Adaptation: western Oklahoma, Kansas, Indiana, and Maryland. Press Release Okla. Agric. Expt. Sta. 1953.

Nugget (NC-171) - Breeder: North Carolina Agric. Expt. Sta., Raleigh. Parentage: NC-124 x (NC-41 x B5965). Characteristics: excellent quality, semi-dry flesh type; good yielder and keeper; roots smooth, slightly blocky, tapered to cylindrical shape, moderate carotene content; weak on sprout production. Resistance: fusarium wilt, black rot, internal cork, root knot nematodes. Adaptation: wide. N.C. Agric. Expt. Sta. Bul. 415, May 1961.

Okla 46 - Breeder: Oklahoma A and M College, Stillwater. Parentage: Okla 29 x Orlis [Okla. 29-Parent 10 (see Allgold) x L37 (see Red Gold)]. Characteristics: golden russet root (Jersey type), orange flesh, vine like yellow Jersey or Orlis except leaves are shouldered. Resistance: root know nematode, tolerance to wilt and soil rot. Similar: Orlis. Press Release Okla. Sta.

Oklamar (Okla 52) - Breeder: Oklahoma Agric. Expt. Sta., Stillwater. Parentage: Oklahoma 5 x Australian Canner. Characteristics: roots medium to large, fusarium to ovoid, purple skin; flesh uniform salmon colored, soft, high carotene content; good baking quality; vigorous grower with moderate yields. Resistance: tolerance to fusarium wilt and black rot. News, N.J., January. 1962.

Oklamex Red - Breeder: Oklahoma and New Mexico Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: B 1564 x PI 153655. Characteristics: high yielding yam type sweetpotato, dark red skin, flesh is salmon color, extremely sweet and moist, high carotene content, remain firm in storage, good plant producer, available from Plains Branch Station, New Mexico State University, Clovis, New Mexico. Resistance: stem rot and southern root knot nematode. HortScience 14:79-80. 1979.

Onolena (HES number 14) - Breeder: Vegetable Crops Department, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Parentage: Porto Rico x Nancy Hall. Characteristics: uniform dark orange flesh, skin tan, slightly roughened with tiny bumps after storage; leaf has 1, 2, or 3 broad teeth on margin at broadest port of lamina; bakes soft and sweet; first baker. Similar: Porto Rico. Adaptation: Hawaii. Hawaii Agric. Expt. Sta. Tech. Bul. 17. 1952.

Orlis - Breeder: Kansas State College, Manhattan. Parentage: mutation from Common Little Stem Jersey. Characteristics: high carotene content bronze skin color. Similar: Little Stem Jersey. Adaptation: areas where Jersey, types are grown. Agric. Expt. Sta. Bul 341.

Papota - Breeder: USDA, Agr. Res. Serv., Tropical Agr. Res. Stn. Parentage: International Institute of Tropical Agr. seedling. Characteristics: white skin and beige roots, turnip shaped roots. Resistance: moderately susceptible to the sweetpotato weevil. 1985.

Pelican Processor (L-5; L-4-5). Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Parentage: selfed seedling of Americana. Characteristics: industrial and feed type; heavy yield; high starch content, roots medium to large, fusarium to cylindrical, cream skin and light cream flesh; good keeper; fair plant producer; vigorous vine. Resistance: moderate tolerance to fusarium wilt. Adaptation: Gulf Coast States. Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta. Annl. Rpt. 1944-1945.

Pope - Breeder: North Carolina State University. Parentage: NC 288 x 304. Characteristics: light salmon skin color and medium orange flesh, high yielding, early maturing, and excellent canning and storage quality, available from the North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers, Raleigh, North Carolina. Resistance: high to fusarium wilt, root knot nematodes, flooding damage in the field. HortScience 17:265. 1982.

Queen Mary (L-126) - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Parentage: Porto Rico x Nancy Hall. Characteristics: soft flesh type, good quality. Similar: Porto Rico, but yield usually lower. Adaptation: southern United States. Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta. Ann. Rpt. 1944-1945.

Ranger - Breeder: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Vendor: Louisiana Sweet Potato Res. Center, Chase. Parentage: Porto Rico x Nancy Hall. Characteristics: flesh colored skin and orange flesh. Similar: Nancy Hall. Adaptation: wide. Amer. Vegetable Grower 12/53.

Red Nancy - Breeder: Kansas State College, Manhattan. Parentage: mutation of Nancy Gold. Characteristics: high carotene content, red skin color. Similar: Nancy Gold. Adaptation: wide regional. Agric. Expt. Sta. Bul. 341.

Redglow - Breeder: Georgia Agr. Expt. Sta. and the California Agr. Expt. Sta. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of GA-109. Characteristics: light, purple-red skin, and deep orange flesh. Resistance: Fusarium wilt and southern root-knot nematode. 1992.

Redgold (Okla. 26) - Breeder: Oklahoma A and M College, Stillwater. Parentage: Okla 2 x L37 (seedlings involving Creole, Nancy Hall and Porto Rico). Characteristics: red skin, high carotene flesh, intermediate to short green vine, entire leaves. Resistance: wilt or stem rot. Similar: Imp. (Red) Porto Rico. Adaptation: Oklahoma. Press Release Okla Sta.

Redmar (Md 2416) - Breeder and vendor: Maryland Agric. Expt. Sta., College Park. Parentage: [(K18400 x B6313) x Shoreland) x (Virginian x K1846)]. Characteristics: high yield of smooth well-formed roots with red skin color. Similar: Nemagold. 1971.

Regal - Breeder: USDA, the South Carolina Agric. Expt. Sta., and the Texas Agricultural Station. Parentage: seedling of W-99 polycrossed with 29 other parental selections. Characteristics: open pollinated, dark, purplish-red skin and deep orange flesh, which may be lighter in some environmental conditions, high yield, excellent baking flavor, available from South Carolina Foundation Seed Association, Clemson, South Carolina. Resistance: high to a wide array of diseases and insects. Similar: Resisto. HortScience 20:781-782. 1985.

Resisto - Breeder: USDA, the South Carolina Agric. Expt. Sta., and Texas Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: seedling of W-56. Characteristics: open pollinated, reddish-copper skin and dark orange flesh color, high yield, excellent canning and baking qualities, roots keep well in storage, good combination of disease and soil insect resistances, available from South Carolina Foundation Seed Association, Clemson, South Carolina. HortScience 18: 251-252. 1983.

Rojo Blanco - Breeder: Tuskegee Institute. Parentage: Rose Centennial x White Triumph. Characteristics: deep red skin and milk white flesh, excellent storage properties, fairly high yield of United States number one roots, high dry matter content, available from the Alabama Crop Improvement Association, Auburn, Alabama. Resistance: fusarium wilt. HortScience 12:265. 1977.

Ruddy - Breeder: USDA, Agr. Res. Serv., U.S. Vegetable Lab. and South Carolina Agr. Expt. Sta. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of W-119. Characteristics: red skin and orange flesh roots, roots fusiform and uniformly shaped, dense leaf canopy. Resistance: Fusarium wilt and southern root-knot nematode. 1999.

Scarlet - Breeder: North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. Parentage: selected from meristem-tip culture derived clones of Jewel. Characteristics: dark skinned sweetpotato with orange flesh, has a distinct root shape and high rating in baking trials, seed roots available from the North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers, Raleigh, North Carolina. Similar: Jewel in many characteristics, foliage growth habit, disease resistance, and insect resistance. HortScience 18-111-112. 1983.

Shore Gold - Breeder: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Experiment Station. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of L7-177 from the Louisiana breeding program. Characteristics: light copper smooth skin, bright orange flesh, early. Adaptation: wide, high yielding cultivar with excellent baking and canning qualities, available from the Virginia Crop Improvement Association, Mt. Holly, Virginia. Resistance: fusarium wilt and root knot nematode. HortScience 22:332-333. 1987.

Southern Delite - Breeder: USDA and the South Carolina Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: an open pollinated seedling of W-99. Characteristics: skin color varies from rose to dark copper, depending on the soil type, orange flesh, excellent baking qualities, stores well, combination of pest resistances similar to Regal, foundation seed available from the South Carolina Foundation Seed Association, Clemson, South Carolina. HortScience 22: 329-330. 1987.

Sumor - Breeder: Agricultural Research Service, USDA, United States Vegetable Laboratory, and Clemson University, South Carolina Agric. Expt. Sta., Edisto Research and Education Center. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of W-154. Characteristics: light tan skin with white to yellow flesh, good substitute for white potato in very hot regions, high dry matter content, prepared in a similar manner as white potato, available from Clemson University, Edisto Research and Education Center, Clemson, South Carolina. Resistance: heat, drought, a wide array of insects and diseases. HortScience 22: 170-171. 1987.

Sunnyside - Breeder: USDA, Beltsville, Maryland. Parentage: (Yellow Yam x Nancy Hall) x (Pelican Processor x Triumph); cross made at Louisiana Expt. Sta. Characteristics: outstanding as a canner, uniformity, color consistency, attractiveness; high proportion marketable roots. Resistance: cracking, black rot. Adaptation: Eastern Shore area of Maryland and Virginia. Mimeo. Release USDA 1953.

Sweet Red - Breeder: North Carolina State University. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of NC 258. Characteristics: deep copper-red skin and deep orange flesh, high yield, excellent baking and canning qualities, available from North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers, Raleigh, North Carolina. Resistance: root knot nematode and fusarium wilt. HortScience 22:514-515. 1987.

Tango - Breeder: USDA, Missouri Agric. Expt. Sta., Columbia. Mo., and Sweet Potato Coop. Group, Beltsville, Maryland. Parentage: Nancy Hall x Porto Rico 1-10. Characteristics: heavy yielder free from veining and ridging; good quality; good keeper. Resistance: black rot. Similar: Port Rico. Adaptation: Missouri and Maryland. Mo. Sta. Bul. 679. 1956.

Tanhoma - Breeder and vendor: Oklahoma Agric. Expt. Sta., Stillwater. Parentage: selection Australian Canner. Characteristics: high quality; good baking, high nutritional value; suitable for canning. Resistance: wilt, internal cork. Adaptation: fairly wide. 1960.

Topaz - Breeder: Texas Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: open pollinated seedling of W-26. Characteristics: smooth, bronze skin and medium orange flesh color, high yield of United States number one grade roots, good baking qualities, available from the Foundation Seed Service, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas. Resistance: fusarium wilt and southern root knot. HortScience 23:414. 1988.

Travis - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta. in 1980. Parentage: developed from a polycross system of breeding with L3-217 as the seed parent. Characteristics: rose skin and deep orange flesh, early maturity, high yield. Resistance: fusarium wilt, root-knot, internal cork, and soil rot. HortScience 16:574. 1981.

U.P.R. number 3 - Breeder: Puerto Rico Agr. Expt. Sta., Rio Piedras. Vendor: Seed Farms Division, Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: selected from Mameya, open pollinated. Characteristics: high in carotene, very prolific. Resistance: Internal Cork. Similar: Porto Rico Unit 1. Adaptation: tropics.

U.P.R. number 7 - Breeder: Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta., Rio Piedras. Vendor: Seed Farms Division, Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: L-240. Characteristics: open pollinated, high in carotene, very prolific in heavy soils, smooth, uniform colored skin, deep orange flesh. Adaptation: tropics.

Virginian (V-53) - Breeder: Louisiana Truck Expt. Sta., Norfolk. Parentage: Maryland Golden x B-219. Characteristics: roots medium size, tapered-ovoid shape, purplish-red to copper-red skin; flesh bright orange; soft flesh type; good baking quality and keeper; vigorous grower, moderate yields. Resistance: scurf. Adaptation: mid-Atlantic Coast area. Vegetable Crops News (Virginia Truck Station) Vol. 4, number 6, 1 Dec. 1949.

White Delite - Breeder: North Carolina State University in 1979. Parentage: cross between a University of Georgia breeding clone (GA41) and an unknown pollen parent. Characteristics: high yielding, excellent quality white fleshed cultivar for local markets or garden types, available from North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers, Raleigh, North Carolina. Resistance: fusarium wilt and root knot nematode. HortScience 22:679. 1987.

Whitestar - Breeder: USDA, Beltsville, Maryland. Parentage: cultivar Laupahoehoe (Hawaii). Characteristics: open pollinated, heavy yield, light fleshed, white skinned; feed and industrial use, high production of starch per acre. Resistance: tolerance to stem rot. Adaptation: wide regional adaptation in the United States. Mimeo. Release United States Department Agric., Beltsville, Maryland Dec. 3, 1948. 1949.

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