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 Medium, High

Tuber characteristics

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

Resistances

Nematodes Ro 1, Ro 3, Ro 5
Leaf blight High
Tuber blight High
Rhizoctonia Medium, High
Black leg High
Common scab Medium, High
Internal rust spot High
Second growth Medium, High
Silver scurf Very high
Damages High
Bruising High
PVY Medium
PVY ntn Medium, High

Yield and Quality

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