DESIREE

Yield : 104 % of Bintje.
Grading : Proportion of large tubers: high.
Susceptibility to diseases :
Leaf blight : moderately susceptible.
Tuber blight : slightly susceptible.
Black wart : not attacked.
Common scab : susceptible.
Virus X : NTR.
Virus A : NTR.
Virus Y : slightly susceptible.
Leaf roll : fairly susceptible.
Nematode RO 1-4 : NTR.
Internal tuber defects : Slightly susceptible to rust spots, susceptible to hollow heart.
Susceptibility to desprouting : Slightly susceptible.
Dormancy period : Very long.
Culinary quality : Table-use group B-C, blackening after cooking: nil, medium to rather good fry colour.
Dry matter content : Fairly high.
Keeping quality : Good.

Morphological characteristics

Plant - medium to tall and intermediate type foliage structure; stems upright to semi-upright and strong anthocyanin colouration; medium to large, medium to dark green leaves and open silhouette; high frequency of flowers, strong anthocyanin colouration inner side flower corolla.
Tubers - long-oval; red, smooth skin; pale yellow flesh; shallow eyes.
Sprouts - medium to large, conical, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration and medium pubescence of base; medium terminal bud with weak to medium anthocyanin colouration of tip; few to medium root tips.