Belle de Fontenay is an old French salad variety from around 1885. It is a maincrop producing long, yellow-skinned tubers with light yellow flesh. Tubers are waxy with a fine taste. Susceptible to potato cyst nematodes Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Breeder Agent GB Seed Industry
Breeder Rights (expiry) not set



Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberLong
Colour of skinCream
Colour of fleshLight yellow
Depth of eyesShallow
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutBlue
MaturityFirst Early
Colour of flowerBlue violet
Frequency of berriesAbsent

Resistance to Damage, Pests and Diseases.

Results of National List or AHDB Potatoes Independent Variety Trials
Variety information last modified on 23rd of November, 2010