SPUNTA Seed potatoes Spunta

Seed potatoes

Seed potatoes

Genetic origin: Bea X USDA 96-56

Breeder (s): J. Oldenburger – Netherlands

Catalogue registration: 1967

Category: Consumption

Maturity: Medium-early

Descriptive characters

Tuber: Long oval, regular, very shallow eyes,

yellow skin, yellow flesh.

Sprout: Purple, conical, medium hairiness.

Plant: Tall, upright, kind branching.

Upper: internodes slightly pigmented, unpigmented knots,

with developed wings, straight and wavy.

Leaf: Clear green, little divided, half -open; leaflet average,

rounded oval (I = 1, 61); blistered limb.

Flowering: Fairly abundant.

Flower: White, partially pigmented flower bud.

Fruit: Very rare.

cropping and use characters

Yield: 111% of Bintje.

Grading: Proportion of large tubers: very high.

disease Sensitivity: Mildew Foliage: moderately

susceptible. Tuber blight: moderately susceptible.

Wart: not attacked. Common scab: fairly susceptible.

Virus X: NTR Virus A: resistant. Virus Y: slightly susceptible.

Leaf roll: susceptible.

Nematode ROI -4: RAS

Internal tuber defects: Rather slightly susceptible to stains

rust, moderately susceptible to hollow heart,

black spots: NTR

Sensitivity to sprouting: Fairly susceptible.

Rest Vegetative: Average.

Culinary quality: for cooking, culinary group B,

very slight blackening after cooking, fry color: NTR

Dry matter content:. Very low

Keeping quality. Pretty low

General characters

vigorous variety, very productive at relatively early tuberisation, giving large regular tubers, elongated but low in dry matter.