Asterix is a high yielding late main crop variety of long oval uniform red tubers with yellow flesh, with high dry matters and pale fry colours well suited to production of French fries and processed products. Tests show susceptibility to late blight on foliage, powdery scab, silver scurf, potato leaf roll virus, potato virus Yo and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1. Resistance to Blackleg, Bruising, Splitting, Dry rot Fusarium coeruleum and potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1.
Cardinal x SVP VE70-9
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Oval - long|
|Colour of skin||Red|
|Colour of flesh||Light yellow|
|Depth of eyes||Shallow - medium|
|Smoothness of skin||Medium|
|Colour of base of lightsprout||Pink|
|Colour of flower||Red violet|
|Frequency of berries||Few|
Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.
Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 19th of September, 2007