Dakota Pearl is a medium-maturing chipping cultivar with uniform,
round, bright-white skinned tubers with shallow eyes. Dakota Pearl has
the ability to produce commercially acceptable chips following
long-term storage at 5.5C without the need for reconditioning. It
yields well under both dryland and irrigated conditions.
Yield and specific gravity under dryland conditions are similar to
Norchip. It has a low percentage of external defects. Average set is 12
to 14 tubers per hill. Sensory evaluation scores for baking,
boiling and microwaving are comparable to those of standard chip
cultivars, such as Atlantic, NorValley, and Snowden. The specific
gravity of Dakota Pearl is similar to Norchip and NorValley, and lower
than for Atlantic or Snowden. Total glycoalkaloid levels are low, at
1.5 mg/100g fresh tuber tissue.