Alaska

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Alaska

Genetic Origin: Mondial x (INRA 79.84.88)
Breeder(s): Sica Bretagne-Plants
Assignee: Gopex Distribution S.A.
Catalogue registration: 1999
Category: Ware potato
Maturity: Early to medium-early

Descriptive characters

Tuber: Long oval, not very deep eyes, yellow skin, yellowish-white flesh
Plant: Medium to high, semi-upright habit, leafy type
Flowering: Not very abundant
Flower: White, flower bud slightly to moderately pigmented
Fruit: Absent or rare

Growing and use-related characters

Yield: 115% of (Sirtema + Bintje) / 2
Grading: Proportion of large tubers: high to very high

Susceptibility to diseases:
• Leaf blight: susceptible

• Tuber blight: NTR.
• Black wart: not attacked
• Common scab: fairly susceptible

• Virus X: resistant.

• Virus A: susceptible.

• Virus Y: susceptible

• Leaf roll: susceptible
• Nematode RO1-4: resistant.

Susceptibility to desprouting: moderately susceptible.

Dormancy period: fairly long

Culinary quality: table-use group B
Dry matter content: low

General characters

Alaska is a vigorous early to mid-early variety, with nice tubers of white skin and white flesh.
Well adapted under Mediterranean conditions.