SAFRANE Seed potatoes Safrane
Genetic origin: Fanette X (X Maris Piper INRA 67.8.637)
Breeder (s): INRA – France
Catalogue registration: 1991
Maturity: Early to medium-early
Tuber: Long oval, regular, very shallow eyes,
yellow skin, pale yellow flesh.
Sprout: Purplish red, conical, weak to medium hair.
Plant: Low rise, spreading habit, leafy type.
Upper: very weak pigmentation, with pronounced
wings. straight and wavy
Leaf: Light green, semi -brillante little divided, half-opened; leaflet
large, rounded oval (I = 1.40); limbus plan.
Flowering: Rarely abundant.
Flower: White, green flower bud.
Fruit: Absent or very rare.
cropping and use characters
Yield: 111% of Bintje.
Grading: Proportion of large tubers: high to very high.
Sensitivity diseases: Leaf blight: susceptible.
Tuber blight: NTR wart: not attacked.
Common scab: fairly susceptible. Virus X: NTR Virus A: NTR
Virus Y: susceptible. Leaf roll: moderately susceptible.
Internal tuber defects: Moderately susceptible
to rust spots, slightly susceptible to hollow
heart. And insensitive to black spots
sensitivity Prégermage: Moderately susceptible.
Dormancy period: Fairly short.
Culinary quality : Fairly good to good for cooking,
culinary group B, blackening after cooking: nil, colouration
Dry matter content:. Low
Keeping quality: Fairly low.
relatively early variety, productive, with regular tubers and high homogeneity calibers.