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ORIGIN: Norland was tested as ND2908-1R and released by the North Dakota Agricultural College in 1957. The parentage is Redkote xND626. Several darker red-skinned strains of Norland have been selected since its release.

CHARACTERISTICS: Norland is widely adapted, early maturing and has a determinate type of growth. Plants are medium large and spreading with stems that are medium-thick and prominently angled. Nodes are slightly swollen and green with green internodes and waved wings. Leaves are medium to large, slightly closed and medium green. Leaflets are ovate, acute lobed and asymmetrical. Petioles are green. Flowers are purple with medium-large orange anthers with abundant pollen.

Tubers are oblong, smooth, slightly flattened, medium red with shallow eyes. Specific gravity is low to intermediate and yields are low to intermediate.

STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES: Tubers are excellent for boiling and frying and fair for baking. The variety seldom produces off-type, knobby or growth-cracked tubers and it is not susceptible to internal defects. It is tolerant to common scab but is susceptible to infection by the common viruses, early blight, late blight and air pollution injury. Red skin color decreases after tubers mature.