ALTESSE Seed potatoes Altesse

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Breeder (s): GROCEP
Listing in: French Catalogue 2000
Type: List A
Category: firm flesh consumption
Maturity: Early to medium-early

Tuber: Elongated, shallow eyes, yellow skin, 
yellow flesh.
Sprout: Purplish red, conical, medium to dense 
Plant: High Medium height, semi-upright habit, 
intermediate type.
Stem: Weak pigmentation.
Leaf: Clear green, large, semi-gloss, medium open;
leaflet average high.
Flowering: Moderately abundant.
Flower: White, flower bud strongly pigmented.

Fruit: Rare to moderately frequent.
cultural characters and use

Yield: 148% of (Belle de Fontenay B.F. + 15) / 2.

Grading: Proportion of large tubers: high.

Susceptibility to diseases:
Leaf blight: susceptible.
Tuber blight:
Wart: not attacked.
Common scab: fairly susceptible.
Winding: moderately susceptible.
Nematode RO 1-4: resistant.

Internal tuber defects: Slightly 
susceptible to rust spots, 
slightly susceptible to hollow heart and black spots.

Sensitivity to desprouting: Insensitive.
Mechanical Impact: Fairly susceptible.
Dormancy period: Short.

Culinary quality: good for cooking, culinary group A,
blackening after cooking: nil, fry color: fairly dark.

Dry matter content: Fairly low.
Keeping quality: Good.