Basin Russet

FRENCH FRY VARIETY WITH GOOD DRYLAND POTENTIAL SUITED TO MEDIUM TERM STORAGE

Parentage
AR 97-3296 x AR 92-1042
Breeder
Agrico Research B.V., Emmeloord, Netherlands
Breeder's Representative
Agrico, Netherlands
Maturity
Medium early to main crop
Yield
Good yield. Strong vigour in plant foliage. Deep root system, dryland potential. Watch low tuber numbers
Tubers
Large sized tubers
Long oval shape
Light yellow skin and cream flesh
Shallow eyes
Good dormancy
Cooking type B:C (floury, high dry matter, >22%)
Eating Quality
Excellent fry quality from medium term storage (6 months)
Take care at harvest to avoid bruising damage
Virus Diseases
Very resistant to PVY.
Other Diseases
Medium resistance to common and powdery scab
Susceptible to late blight
Good resistance to fusarium
PCN
Resistant to potato cyst nematodes Pa 2 & 3. Resistant to potato wart fysio 1