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Setanta
Setanta
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Description:
A high dry matter potato for crisping, it keeps very well in store and fry colours are good right through the storage season. SETANTA is very high yielding, has very good resistance to foliage and tuber blight, gangrene and dry rot. A great variety to grow and store. It is also suitable for fresh use and very suitable for Organic production.

Parentage:
Brodick x Rooster

Dormancy:
Long (8)

Maturity:
Late maincrop

Cooking type:
C

Market:
Fresh / Crisping / Organic

Setanta


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval

Skin colour:
Red

Flesh colour:
Yellow

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
23%

Overall keeping quality:
Very good

Damage:
8

Bruising:
6

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
7

Powdery scab:
5

Foliage blight:
5

Tuber blight:
8

Blackleg:
7

Wart disease:
I

PCN Ro1:
S

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• Close inter-row spacing is required to prevent oversize tubers.
• Careful management of N is required to prevent excessive canopy growth and reduced dry matter.
• Susceptible to spraing – avoid high risk sites.
• 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