Gatsby

Parentage: Saxon x Valor

Characteristics

  • Parentage: Saxon x Valor

  • Maturity: Early Maincrop

  • Flowers: Red Violet

  • Tuber Shape: Oval

  • Tuber Skin: White

  • Tuber Flesh: Cream

Gatsby

Resistances

Splitting
Bruising
Silver Scurf
Dry Rot (F. sulphureum)
Dry Rot (F. coeruleum)
Black Dot
Skin Spot
Potato Virus Y
Potato Leafroll Virus
PCN (G. Rostoch Ro1)
PCN (G. Pallida Pa 2/3, 1)
Powdery Scab
Common Scab
Blackleg
Tuber Blight
Foliage Blight
PVA
Moptop (spraing)

Agronomic Features

Gatsby with slightly lower tuber numbers bulks rapidly to produce an early baker crop. Gatsby has scored well in performance trials showing clear improvement over controls in resistance to late Blight, Dry rot (F.sulphureum), Powdery scab and PVA. Gatsby additionally shows some resistance to Pallida Pa2/3.

Crop Quality

Gatsby is an early maincrop variety producing good yields of bold white tubers ideal for the baker market. The tubers have bright skin finish and cream flesh. With a similar dry matter to Estima, Gatsby has a pleasing taste and flavour.

Sucrose %Glucose %Dry MatterMarketable %
Lionheart0.0190.00920.990.2
Markies0.0860.00919.883.5
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Maris Piper0.1050.02622.093.7