FRANCELINE Seed potatoes Franceline

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Genetic origin: Nicole X Arka

Breeder (s): Northern Committee of the Research Station – France

Catalogue registration: 1993

Category: flesh consumption farm

Maturity: Average

Descriptive characters

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.

Fruit: Rare.

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

fry: RAS

Dry matter content: Fairly low to medium.

Keeping quality. Pretty good

General characters

of good quality culinary variety, late maturity of less than Roseval, and the color of the tubers is a lighter red.