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Galactica
Galactica
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Description:
High yielding early maturing parti-coloured variety. GALACTICA has good blight resistance rendering it also suitable for organic production. It gives rapid ground cover upon germination assisting in natural weed control.

Parentage:
Torridon x Picasso

Dormancy:
Short (4)

Maturity:
Early maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh

Galactica


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval to long-oval

Skin colour:
White with extensive red splash

Flesh colour:
Light yellow

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
19%

Overall keeping quality:
Good

Damage:
4

Bruising:
6

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
8

Powdery scab:
5

Foliage blight:
5

Tuber blight:
7

Blackleg:
5

Wart disease:
S

PCN Ro1:
R

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• Note that eyes will open quickly after seed delivery as dormancy is short.
• Herbicide sensitivity: Metribuzin should never be used on GALACTICA crops


Key

Scale of 1 to 9 (9 being the most desirable)

I = Immune R = Resistant S = Susceptible n/a = Result Not Available

Cooking Type A = Firm, B = Fairly Firm, C = Floury, D = Very Floury