L 01-283 was derived from the cross made between L 93-365 as the female parent and LCP 85-384 as the male parent (Gravois et al., 2010). The variety was released in 2008. L 01-283 is a variety that has a high population of medium-sized stalks with excellent stubbling ability. L 01-283 is an early maturing variety that continues to accumulate sugar throughout the normal harvest season. The following pictures will show eight different characteristics to help in identifying L 01-283.
1. Canopy – Erect; slightly more erect and darker green than HoCP 96-540 and HoCP 04-838.
2. Stalk wax – Slight to moderate.
3. Stalk color under the wax layer – Greenish yellow; very slight bud groove.
4. Leaf sheath – No pubescence and less wax than HoCP 96-540.
5. Leaf sheath margin – Slightly necrotic leaf sheath margin.
6. Dewlap – Olive green.
7. Auricle – Slight to moderate in length when present.
8. Distinguishing characteristics – Off-types have a split leaf sheath that exposed a green stalk and is often associated with red blotches on the leaf sheath.
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