VERSATILE EARLY SEASON ALL PURPOSE POTATO SUITABLE FOR
PRE-PACKING AND PROCESSING INTO FRENCH FRIES.
002/9 x V394
NZ Plant & Food Research
Second early to early main crop between Ilam Hardy and Moonlight
Very high. For best results care must be taken to keep soil moisture levels up to avoid tuber growth cracks.
Medium to very large tubers
Oval to oval round shape
White skin and white flesh
Nice flavour suited to all uses from baking through
boiling and mashing. Very suitable for pre-packing and
processing into French fries. Processing quality is
excellent both from fresh harvest and short term
storage (no later than June).
Medium resistance to virus Y and A, slightly
susceptible to virus X, moderate resistance to leafroll
Medium resistant to leaf blight, good resistance to
tuber blight. Moderate resistance to common and
powdery scab. Good resistance to bacterial soft rot.
Highly resistant to potato cyst nematodes both pathotypes Globodera rostochiensis and Globodera pallida. G. pallida is the more commonly found species in Pukekohe.