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Variety Name: CalWhiteRights Holder | BreederUSDA & UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIACountry of OriginUnited United StatesYear of of introduction1995ParentagePIONEER x BC8370-4
Very high yielding variety with few tubers per plant. Spacing between plants should be very close to avoid oversize tubers. Performs well in hot climates; may form heat sprouts under high soil temperatures.

Good resistance to growth cracks, second growth, shatter bruises, hollow heart and heat necrosis; moderately resistant to blackspot bruises; susceptible to net necrosis caused by leafroll. Good storability; short dormancy period; medium high specific gravity.

Remark: the herbicide metribuzin should not be used with this variety as it is highly susceptible to it.
  • Utilization: excellent for baking and french frying.
  • Chief Markets: fresh market, processing of french fries.

Tuber Characteristics:
  • Shape: Long, oval
  • Eyes: Shallow to medium
  • Skin: White
  • Flesh: White
  • Specific Gravity: Medium
  • Dormancy: Short
  • Set: Medium
  • Defects: Resistant to hollow heart; moderately resistant to internal necrosis, black spot, growth cracks, common scab. Very susceptible to heat sprouting.
  • Total Glycoalkaloids: Low to medium