Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Caesar
Breeder Agent HZPC UK Limited


Data sourceFRA179
Plant material maintained asTuber
Tuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Part tested
Country of originNETHERLANDS
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
Early to intermediate
Growth habitSemi erect to erect
Spreading to semi erect
Foliage coverDense
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyFrequent to very frequent
BerriesOccasional to frequent
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourWhite to yellow
Tuber eye colourYellow
Primary tuber flesh colourLight yellow
Tuber shapeOval to round
Oval to long
Tuber eye depthVery shallow to shallow
Tuber skin textureSmooth to intermediate
tubering characteristics
Yield potentialVery high
Tuber sizeLarge to very large
Tuber shape uniformityUniform
Internal rust spotMedium
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium to high
Storage abilityModerate
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureMealy (floury type)
After cooking blackeningNone to trace
Crisp suitabilityPoor to moderate
French fry suitabilityGood
Dry matter contentMedium
Medium to high
Starch contentLow to medium
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubersHigh
High to very high
Resistance to late blight on foliageMedium
Medium to high
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Artificial inoculum in the field)High
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Artificial inoculum in the field)Low to medium
Medium to high
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Low to medium
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus XLow to medium
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)High
Very high
Resistance to potato virus YNVery high
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusMedium
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1High
Very high
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 4Very high
Variety information last modified on 3rd of March, 2011