BF15 Seed potatoes BF15

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Genetic origin: Belle de Fontenay X Flava

Breeder (s): INRA – France

Catalogue registration: 1947

Category: Power consumption with firm flesh.

Maturity: Medium-early

Descriptive characters

Tuber: claviforme, rather regular, rather shallow eyes,

yellow skin, flesh dark yellow.

Sprout: Purple, cylindrical, medium hairiness.

Plant: Medium height, upright, kind branching.

Upper: internodes moderately pigmented, low knots

pigmented, with developed wings, straight and wavy.

Leaf: Dark green, glossy, little divided , half-opened;

small leaflet, rounded oval (I = 1, 64); Semi-Knocked limb.

Flowering: Abundant.

Flower: White, partially pigmented flower bud.

Fruiting: Frequent.

cropping characters and use

Yield: 88% of Bintje.

Grading: Proportion of large tubers:. quite low

disease Sensitivity: Mildew foliage: fairly susceptible.

Tuber blight: very susceptible. Wart: not

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

Leaf roll:

moderately susceptible. Nematode ROI -4: RAS

Internal tuber defects: Slightly susceptible to stains

rust, susceptible to hollow heart and slightly susceptible to

stains. Greylag

Sensitivity to sprouting: Insensitive.

Dormancy period: Fairly short.

Culinary quality: good performance cooking,

culinary group A, blackening after cooking: nil, colouration

fry: RAS

Dry matter content:. Fairly low

Keeping quality. Low

General characteristics

fairly hardy variety, very productive, giving many tubers size average and good culinary quality.