APOLLO Seed potatoes Apollo
Genetic origin: Kerné X 5003.29
Breeder (s): F. Levieil – Lennon Cooperative – France
Catalogue registration: 1970
Category: V Consumption
Tuber: Long, regular, very shallow eyes, yellow skin,
yellow flesh .
Sprout: Purplish red, conical, strong hair.
Plant: Medium height, semi-spreading habit, semi-leafy type.
Upper: Entrenceuds nodes moderately pigmented, nodes slightly
pigmented, straight to wavy wings.
Leaf: Clear green, glossy, moderately divided, half-opened;
large leaflet, oval (I = 1, 82); limbus plan.
Flowering: Moderately profuse.
Flower: White upper face, purplish red lower face,
partially pigmented flower bud.
Fruit: Very rare.
cropping characters and use
Yield: 91% of Bintje
Grading: Proportion of large tubers: high.
Susceptibility to diseases: Leaf blight: slightly susceptible.
Tuber blight: slightly susceptible. Wart: not
attacked. Common scab: slightly susceptible. Virus X: NTR
Virus A: NTR Virus Y: moderately susceptible. Winding:
sensitive. Nematode ROI -4: RAS
Internal tuber defects: Rather slightly susceptible to stains
rust, slightly susceptible to hollow heart, slightly susceptible
to. Black spots
sensitivity to sprouting: susceptible.
Dormancy period: Fairly short.
Culinary quality: on cooking, culinary group B,
slight blackening after cooking, fry color: NTR
Dry matter content:. Low
Poor. general Characters
Early variety that by its good earliness of tuber development and its regular tubers , beautiful presentation, seems well suited to the production of early vegetables