APOLLO Seed potatoes Apollo

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Genetic origin: Kerné X 5003.29

Breeder (s): F. Levieil – Lennon Cooperative – France

Catalogue registration: 1970

Category: V Consumption

Maturity: Early

Descriptive characters

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

Keeping quality:

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