Red Potato Recipes

Asterix

Tubers are oblong with flaky red skin and shallow eyes, predominantly apical, slightly prominent eyebrows and light yellow flesh. High to very high yielding variety. Tubers are uniform in shape and have a rather good resistance to internal bruising and hollow heart. Good storability with high, to very high dry matter content. (1)

  • Origin & Breeding:bred by BV de ZPC from (Cardinal x SVP Ve 709) in St-Annaparochie (The Netherlands) in 1977.
  • Maturity:moderately late

Agricultural

High to very high yielding variety. Tubers are uniform in shape and have a rather good resistance to internal bruising and hollow heart. Good storability. High to very high dry matter content.

  • Utilization:texture fairly firm; little discoloration after cooking; excellent for frying; good for baking and boiling.
  • Chief Markets:fresh market, french fries.

Botanical

  • Plants:medium tall, semi-erect; stems medium to strongly pigmented; single straight wings; slightly swollen nodes, slightly pigmented.
  • Leaves:dark green, semi-open; midribs and petioles strongly pigmented.
    Terminal leaflets: medium ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse; weak to medium wavy margins.
    Primary leaflets: five pairs; medium ovate; tip acuminate; base obtuse.
  • Flowers:numerous, medium to large red-violet corolla, prominent star; flower bud weakly pigmented.
  • Tubers:oblong; flaky red skin; shallow eyes, predominantly apical, slightly prominent eyebrows; light yellow flesh.
  • Sprouts:broad cylindrical, base moderately pubescent, strongly pigmented of red-violet; apex strongly pubescent, not pigmented.

Diseases

Immune:potato wart (race 1).
Resistant:golden nematode (Globodera rostochiensisRo1).
Highly resistant:PVX.
Good resistance:tuber late blight.
Moderately resistant:PVY, common scab.
Moderately susceptible:leaf late blight.
Susceptible:leafroll,PVA. (2)

Seeds

References

  1. ^ Potatoes Netherlands, Pomme de Terre.
  2. ^ Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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