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ORIGIN: A selection from the cross Viking x A6356-9. It was tested under the pedigree of AC 67560-1 and was released jointly by Colorado State Agricultural Experiment Station and USDA-Aberdeen in 1982.

CHARACTERISTICS: Sangre is a medium maturing, fresh market red potato adapted to the irrigated areas of the West. Plants are slow to emerge, medium in size and spreading. Stems are medium in size, with red pigment at the nodes. Leaves are large, dark green, slightly closed, pubescent and ovate. Petioles have red pigmentation. Flowers are few, lavender in color with orange anthers. Tubers are oval to oblong and smooth with shallow eyes and a dark red, slightly netted to netted skin. Yields are medium to high with medium specific gravity.

STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES: Sangre plants grow rapidly and tubers size early and are excellent for boiling and baking. The variety is susceptible to early and late blights, Verticillium wilt and moderately susceptible to dry rot, but moderately resistant to early blight tuber rot, highly tolerant to leafroll net necrosis and rarely exhibits hollow heart. Tubers tend to develop excessive netting under dry soil conditions resulting in a brownish and unattractive appearance.