BF15 Seed potatoes BF15
Genetic origin: Belle de Fontenay X Flava
Breeder (s): INRA – France
Catalogue registration: 1947
Category: Power consumption with firm flesh.
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.
Flower: White, partially pigmented flower bud.
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
moderately susceptible. Nematode ROI -4: RAS
Internal tuber defects: Slightly susceptible to stains
rust, susceptible to hollow heart and slightly susceptible to
Sensitivity to sprouting: Insensitive.
Dormancy period: Fairly short.
Culinary quality: good performance cooking,
culinary group A, blackening after cooking: nil, colouration
Dry matter content:. Fairly low
Keeping quality. Low
fairly hardy variety, very productive, giving many tubers size average and good culinary quality.