DESIRE Seed potatoes Desire
Genetic origin: Urgenta X Depesche
Breeder (s): Z.RC. – Netherlands
Catalogue registration: 1971
Maturity: half late to Medium
Tuber: Long, rather regular, shallow eyes, red skin,
Sprout: Purplish red, barrel-shaped, medium hairiness.
Plant: Tall, upright habit, semi-branching type.
Upper: internodes highly pigmented, nodes slightly
pigmented, with narrow wings straight.
Leaf: Clear green, little divided, open; leaflet average,
oval (I = 1.73); limbus plan.
Flower: Purplish red, large white points, flower bud
Fruit: Fairly common.
cropping and use characters
Yield: 104% of Bintje.
Grading: Proportion of large tubers:. high
Sensitivity diseases: Leaf blight: moderately
susceptible. Tuber blight: slightly susceptible. Wart:
not attacked. Common scab: susceptible. Virus X: NTR
Virus A: NTR Virus Y: slightly susceptible. Leaf roll: fairly
susceptible. Nematode ROI -4: RAS
Internal tuber defects: Slightly susceptible to
stains. Rust, susceptible to hollow heart
Sensitivity to sprouting: Insensitive.
Dormancy period: Very long.
Culinary quality: Fairly firm cooking group
food BC, blackening after cooking: nil, average, fairly
good fry color.
Dry matter content:. Moderately high
Productive variety, with large tubers with red skin, sensitive to common scab