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Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Genetic origin: Ari X (X Belle de Fontenay Katahdin)

Breeder (s): Z.PC. – Netherlands

Catalogue registration: 1954

Category: Consumption

Maturity: medium-early in Early

Descriptive characters

Tuber: Long oval, very regular, very shallow eyes,

light yellow skin, pale yellow flesh.

Sprout: Purple, cylindrical, dense hairiness.

Plant: Medium height, semi-upright habit, semi-leafy type.

Stem: Weak pigmentation, with developed wings, straight

and wavy.

Leaf: Clear green, little divided, open; leaflet average, oval

rounded (I = 1.68); blistered limb.

Flowering: Slightly abundant.

Flower: White, partially pigmented flower bud.

Fruit: Very rare.

cropping characters and use

Yield: 85% of Bintje.

Grading: Proportion of large tubers: high to very high.

Disease Susceptibility : Leaf blight: susceptible.

Tuber blight: susceptible. Black wart: not attacked.

Common scab: slightly susceptible. Virus X: NTR Virus A: NTR

Virus Y: slightly susceptible. Leaf roll: fairly susceptible.

Nematode ROI-4: RAS

Internal tuber defects: Rather slightly susceptible to stains

rust, susceptible to hollow heart, black spots: NTR

Sensitivity to sprouting: Very sensitive.

Dormancy period: Average.

Culinary quality: Good for cooking, culinary group B,

blackening after cooking: very low to zero, colouration

fry: RAS

Dry matter content:. Low

Keeping quality. Average

General characteristics

Variety providing beautiful presentation of tubers by their shape, regularity and very shallow eyes. She asks that great care is given to the conservation and pre-germination of the plants.

Seed potatoes