Kestrel

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Kestrel
Breeder J.Dunnett
Breeder Agent Caithness Potatoes Ltd

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Kestrel (sprout)
Kestrel (leaf)
Kestrel (flower)
Kestrel (foliage)
administration
Data sourceGBR165
Plant material maintained asTuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Country of originUNITED KINGDOM
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
MaturityEarly
Growth habitSpreading to semi erect
Foliage coverModerate
Flower colourBlue violet
Flower frequencyNo flowers
BerriesNo berries
Light sprout colourBlue
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourPart blue
Tuber eye colourBlue
Primary tuber flesh colourCream
Tuber shapeOval to long
Tuber eye depthMedium
Tuber skin textureSmooth
tubering characteristics
Tuber shape uniformityUniform
Resistance to external damageModerate to resistant
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium to high
Dormancy periodMedium
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureMealy (floury type) to fairly firm (multi-purpose type)
After cooking blackeningNone to trace
Frying colourPale
Dry matter contentMedium to high
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Low
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Artificial inoculum in the field)Low to medium
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Medium
Resistance to dry rot (Fusarium coeruleum)High
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Medium to high
Resistance to dry rot (Fusarium spp.)High
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Low to medium
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)High to very high
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus AHigh
Resistance to potato virus XLow
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Low to medium
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusHigh
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Moderate
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Low to moderate
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Low to moderate
Variety information last modified on 3rd of March, 2011