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.
VE7445 x W72.22.496
Breeder Rights (expiry)
|Shape of tuber||Oval|
|Colour of skin||Yellow|
|Colour of flesh||Medium yellow|
|Depth of eyes||Shallow|
|Smoothness of skin||Smooth|
|Colour of base of lightsprout||Violet|
|Height of plants||Medium|
|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 7th of February, 2017