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Desiree

Scottish Seed Stocks  
English Seed Register
ParentageUrgenta x Depesche
BreederHZPC UK Limited
Breeder's AgentGB Seed Industry

Maincrop maturity, with high yields and early bulking. Medium dry matter, firm cooked texture, good boiling, fresh French fry and mashing quality. High resistance to drought and good resistance to potato virus Yo and powdery scab. Susceptible to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1, and mis-shapes on heavy soils. Moderately susceptible to spraing and mild mosaic viruses.
Desiree
Desiree leaf
Desiree flower
 

Tuber characteristics
Smoothness of skin Medium
Shape of tuber Oval - long
Depth of eyes Medium
Colour of skin Red
Colour of flesh Light yellow
  
Botanical description
Maturity Maincrop
Height of plants Medium
Frequency of berries Many
Colour of flower Red violet
Colour of base of lightsprout Pink

Resistance to Damage, Pests and DiseasesLow.......High
Late blight on foliage ( Phytophthora infestans )  
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4
     
Late blight on tubers ( Phytophthora infestans ) 
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5
    
Powdery scab ( Spongospora subterranea ) 
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7
  
Blackleg ( Pectobacterium atrosepticum )  
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4
     
Common scab ( Streptomyces scabiei ) 
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4
     
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera pallida Pa 2/3, 1 ) 
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2
       
Potato Cyst Nematode ( Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 ) 
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2
       
Potato Leafroll Virus 
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4
     
Potato Virus Yo  
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7
  
Bruising 
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5
    
Splitting 
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5
    

Results of National List and Potato Council Independent Variety Trials