BEA Seed potatoes Bea
Genetic origin: Ari X (X Belle de Fontenay Katahdin)
Breeder (s): Z.PC. – Netherlands
Catalogue registration: 1954
Maturity: medium-early in Early
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
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
Dry matter content:. Low
Keeping quality. Average
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.