KERPONDY Seed potatoes Kerpondy
Genetic origin: Sowing
Breeder (s): Y. and H. Desmesmay Hauray – France
Catalogue registration: 1949
Tuber: Long, regular, shallow eyes, yellow skin, yellow flesh.
Sprout: Purplish red, barrel-shaped, medium hairiness.
Plant: Tall, upright habit, branching kind.
Upper: internodes moderately pigmented, nodes very slightly pigmented, with developed wings, wavy. Leaf: Clear green, very divided, open; leaflet average, oval (I = 1.76); Semi-Knocked limb.
Flower: White, partially pigmented flower bud.
cropping characters and use
Grading: Proportion of large tubers: high enough.
disease Sensitivity: Leaf blight: moderately
susceptible. Tuber blight: slightly susceptible.
Wart: not attacked. Common scab: slightly susceptible.
Virus X: NTR Virus A: NTR Virus Y: moderately susceptible.
Leaf roll: fairly susceptible. Nematode ROI -4: RAS
Internal tuber defects: Slightly susceptible to
stains. Rust, hollow heart and black spots
sensitivity to sprouting: Fairly susceptible.
Dormancy period: Average.
Culinary quality: for cooking, group culinary B,
blackening after cooking: nil, fry color: NTR
Dry matter content: Fairly low.
Keeping quality. Good
vigorous variety, productive, giving regular tubers big enough and good conservation.