FRANCELINE Seed potatoes Franceline
Genetic origin: Nicole X Arka
Breeder (s): Northern Committee of the Research Station – France
Catalogue registration: 1993
Category: flesh consumption farm
Tuber: Long oval long, regular, shallow eyes,
red skin, yellow flesh.
Sprout: Purplish red, cylindrical, very hairy.
Plant: fairly high waist, spreading habit, semi-leafy type.
Upper: internodes moderately pigmented, nodes n ?? slightly
pigmented, with developed wings, straight
Leaf: Dark green, semi-glossy, very divided, open; leaflet
large, oval (I = 1, 75); Semi-Knocked limb.
Flowering: Rarely abundant.
Flower: Purplish red, partially pigmented flower bud.
cropping characters and use
Yield: 81% of Bintje.
Grading: Proportion of large tubers: medium.
disease Sensitivity: Leaf blight: moderately
susceptible. Tuber blight: moderately susceptible.
Wart: not attacked. Common scab: fairly
susceptible. Virus X: resistant. Virus A: NTR Virus Y: rather
sensitive. Leaf roll: moderately susceptible.
Nematode ROI -4: RAS
Internal tuber defects: Rather slightly susceptible to stains
rust, slightly susceptible to hollow heart and black spots.
Susceptibility to sprouting: susceptible.
Dormancy period: Fairly short.
Culinary quality Very good for cooking,
culinary group A, blackening after cooking: nil, colouration
Dry matter content: Fairly low to medium.
Keeping quality. Pretty good
of good quality culinary variety, late maturity of less than Roseval, and the color of the tubers is a lighter red.