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.

Parentage Cardinal x SVP VE70-9
Breeder HZPC UK Limited
Breeder Agent HZPC UK Limited
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2021


Asterix (flower)


Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval - long
Colour of skinRed
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesShallow - medium
Smoothness of skinMedium
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutPink
Colour of flowerRed violet
Frequency of berriesFew

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