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.

Parentage Urgenta x Depesche
Breeder HZPC UK Limited
Breeder Agent GB Seed Industry
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set

Images

Desiree (leaf)
Desiree (flower)

Characters

Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval - long
Colour of skinRed
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesMedium
Smoothness of skinMedium
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
MaturityMaincrop
Height of plantsMedium
Colour of flowerRed violet
Frequency of berriesMany

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or Potato Council Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 6th of November, 2008