Melody is a high quality pre-packing variety. It has a high yield potential of oval, uniform, attractive tubers with light yellow, bright smooth skins and flesh. Marketable yields, storage quality and cooking characteristics are all excellent. Melody has a good all-round disease resistance. Susceptible to potato leafroll virus. Resistance to dry rot Fusarium sulphureum , late blight on tubers, common scab, potato virus yo, bruising, splitting. Tests show that Melody is resistant to potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and susceptible to Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1.

Parentage VE7445 x W72.22.496
Breeder Agent Meijer Seed Potatoes Ltd
Breeder Rights (expiry) 2030

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Characters

Tuber Characteristics
Shape of tuberOval
Colour of skinYellow
Colour of fleshMedium yellow
Depth of eyesShallow
Smoothness of skinSmooth
Botanical Description
Colour of base of lightsproutViolet
MaturityMaincrop
Height of plantsMedium
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 7th of February, 2017