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Blue Belle

MULTI PURPOSE POTATO VARIETY

  • BLUE BELLE is an original potato variety in the segment of the bicolour washable table potatoes with overall good qualities at growing and post-harvest.
  • The deep blue colour of the eyes of the tuber of BLUE BELLE makes this variety very characteristic in its overall aspect which makes it very attractive on the stores shelves.
  • BLUE BELLE benefits of the support of a specific marketing plan aiming at enhancing the overall market value of the variety.

PLANT

FOLIAGE MATURITYMEDIUM LATE
EMERGENCESLOW
PLANT VIGOURFAIRLY HIGH

TUBER

SKIN COLOURPURPLE/YELLOW
FLESH COLOURPALE YELLOW
TUBER SHAPEOVAL
SHAPE UNIFORMITYVERY GOOD
EYE DEPTHSHALLOW
TUBER SIZEVERY LARGE
TUBER SETLOW

QUALITY

YIELDMODERATE
DRY MATTER CONTENTMEDIUM (18-20%)
COOKING TYPEB
DISINTEGRATIONVERY SLIGHT
AFTER COOKING DARKENINGVERY SLIGHT
FRYING COLOUR at harvestGOOD
STORAGE ABILITYHIGH

DISEASES

RESISTANCE TO FOLIAGE LATE BLIGHTMODERATE
RESISTANCE TO TUBER LATE BLIGHTFAIRLY LOW
RESISTANCE TO PITTED COMMON SCABFAIRLY LOW
RESISTANCE TO NETTED COMMON SCABFAIRLY HIGH
RESISTANCE TO PVYVERY HIGH
RESISTANCE TO PVYntnVERY HIGH
RESISTANCE TO PCN G.pallida (Pa2-3)NULL
RESISTANCE TO WART pathovar 1NULL
RESISTANCE TO EARLY BLIGHTFAIRLY LOW

PHYSIOLOGY

DORMANCYLONG
RESISTANCE TO EXTERNAL DAMAGEHIGH
RESISTANCE TO INTERNAL DAMAGEMODERATE
RESISTANCE TO INTERNAL RUST SPOTVERY HIGH
RESISTANCE TO DESPROUTINGFAIRLY LOW