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Kikko
Kikko
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Description:
Very high yielding drought resistant variety. Tubers are long to long oval and have good skin finish. It has good foliage blight and common scab resistance. Suitable for boiling and steaming.

Parentage:
Slaney x C1992/42

Dormancy:
Normal (6)

Maturity:
Maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh / Organic


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval to long-oval

Skin colour:
Bright white

Flesh colour:
Light yellow

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
18%

Overall keeping quality:
Not for long term storage

Damage:
4

Bruising:
5

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
6

Powdery scab:
5

Foliage blight:
8

Tuber blight:
6

Blackleg:
2

Wart disease:
S

PCN Ro1:
R

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• KIKKO is an indeterminate variety so only moderate amounts of N fertiliser are required.
• Ensure skins are fully set before harvest and use positive ventilation in store.
• Herbicide sensitivity: Metribuzin can be used pre-emergence only.


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