This tetraploid variety produces well and has great flavour.
The tubers are red and the shape is elongated and uneven.
- Plant: Low and wide bush
- Ploidy: Tetraploid
- Flowers: White with light pink flush
- Tubers: Elongated with medium deep eyes. The flesh is pink in colour and makes a wonderful pink mashed potato. Fairly ugly shape.
- Best for: All purpose.
- Production: About 1.5 – 2 kg or so per plant.
- Other: This variety has good storage abilities. In a cool, dark, dry spot they will store for 4-5 months over winter, or a bit less in warmer months. They will also keep over winter in a light, dry spot for replanting.
- Planting: Make sure you chit them before planting as they sprout very sporadically. Place tubers in a light place for a few weeks before planting so they produce small sprouts. Once they have sprouted in the soil they grow fast.
- Commercial use? Probably not as the sprouting is not even (though would be fine is chitted first). Some may even sprout weeks after the first ones do.
- Fertility: This variety will drop all its flowers before opening (usually in hot weather) until the conditions are just right, then it will flower and produce seed berries as normal.
- Planting to sprouting – 4-6 weeks (sporadic if not chitted before planting)
- Sprouting to flowering – 6 weeks
- Planting to harvest – nearly 5 months
Storage timetable – time from harvest to starting to sprout
- In dark at room temp: 4 – 5 months (depending on temperature)
- In light at room temp: 4-5 months
- Replanted directly after harvest: 33 -43 days