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Romeo
Romeo
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Description:
ROMEO produces very smooth deep red skinned tubers with white flesh and high dry matter. It shows good resistance to foliage blight, black scurf, gangrene and mechanical damage. It is free from internal problems and its culinary uses include crisping, mashing and roasting.

Parentage:
Ambo x Rooster

Dormancy:
Normal (6)

Maturity:
Maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh / Crisping

Romeo


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval

Skin colour:
Red

Flesh colour:
White

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
24%

Overall keeping quality:
Excellent

Damage:
9

Bruising:
8

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
5

Powdery scab:
n/a

Foliage blight:
5

Tuber blight:
7

Blackleg:
n/a

Wart disease:
I

PCN Ro1:
S

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• 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