Merle

Merle

Merle is a medium early until medium late, fairly firm cooking, high yielding table potato. This variety is suitable for longterm storage and shows a homogenous sorting. Her tubers are longoval with yellow to dark yellow flesh colour. Very high tolerances against internal rust spot and growing cracks. Good torances towards rhizoctonia, silver scurf and resistance against nematodes Ro1, Ro3, Ro5 and potato wart disease race 1.

Plant

Maturity Medium early, Medium late
Plant type Intermediate
Growth habit Semi-upright
Color of flower Red-violet
Foliage development Medium
Number of tubers High
Dormancy High, Very high

Tuber characteristics

Tuber shape Oval
Flesh color Deep yellow
Eye depth Shallow
Skin color Yellow
Skin characteristic Smooth

Resistances

Nematodes Ro 1-Ro 5
Potato wart disease Race 1
Leaf blight High
Tuber blight High
Rhizoctonia Medium
Black leg High
Common scab Very high
Internal rust spot High
Second growth High
Silver scurf Very high
Damages High, Very high
Bruising High
PVY Low, Medium
PVY ntn Very high

Yield and Quality

Market outlet Ware, Pre-packing
Yield High
Share oversize Low
Share undersize Low
Cooking type Fairly firm cooking
After cooking discoloration Very low
Discoloration raw Very low
Dry matter content Low, Medium