LADY CHRISTAL Seed potatoes lady christal

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Breeder (s): Meijer BV – Netherlands

Catalogue registration: 2000

Category: flesh consumption farm

Maturity: Early

Descriptive characters

Tuber: Long oval, shallow eyes, yellow skin,

pale yellow flesh.

Sprout: Purplish red, conical, low hairiness.

Plant: Medium height, semi-upright to spreading, leafy type.

Upper: Pigmentation low.

Leaf: Light green medium, semi-gloss, semi-open; leaflet

large, large to medium width.

Flowering: No or very slightly abundant.

Flower: Purplish red, flower bud moderately

to strongly pigmented.

Fruit: Absent or very rare.

cropping and use characters

Yield: 146% of Belle de Fontenay.

Grading: Proportion of large tubers: fairly high.

disease Sensitivity: Leaf blight: fairly susceptible.

Tuber blight: NTR wart: not attacked.

Common scab: slightly susceptible.

Leaf roll: moderately susceptible.

Nematode ROI -4. Resistant

Internal tuber defects: Moderately susceptible

to rust spots and hollow heart, slightly

susceptible. Black spots

sensitivity to sprouting Moderately sensitive .

Shock Sensitivity: Fairly susceptible.

Dormancy period: Very short.

Culinary quality: good for cooking,

culinary group A, blackening after cooking: nil, not suitable

for frying.

Dry matter content:. Low

Ability to Conservation: Average to quite good