Belle De Fontenay

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Belle De Fontenay
Breeder Agent GB Seed Industry


Data sourceARCHE NOAH
Plant material maintained asTuber
Tuber and in-vitro
In-vitro and cryopreservation
No longer maintained
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Part tested
Country of originFRANCE
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsOrganic
Non organic
plant characteristics
MaturityVery early
Flower colourBlue violet
Flower frequencyVery rare
Rare to occasional
BerriesVery rare
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourWhite to yellow
Tuber eye colourYellow
Primary tuber flesh colourLight yellow
Tuber shapeOval to long
Long to oval
Very long
Tuber eye depthShallow
Very shallow to shallow
Tuber skin textureSmooth
Very smooth to smooth
tubering characteristics
Yield potentialLow
Tuber sizeSmall
Small to medium
Tuber shape uniformityMedium
Hollow heart tendencyLow
Internal rust spotInfrequent
Very infrequent to infrequent
Dormancy periodShort
Short to medium
Storage abilityVery poor to poor
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureFirm (salad type)
After cooking blackeningSome
None to trace
Good to excellent
Crisp suitabilityPoor
French fry suitabilityPoor
Dry matter contentLow to medium
Medium to high
Starch contentLow to medium
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubersVery low
Resistance to late blight on foliageLow
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Very low to low
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Low to medium
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Field immunity to wart racesRace 1
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium to high
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus ALow
Very high
Resistance to potato virus XLow
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Low
Medium to high
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusLow
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Low
Variety information last modified on 28th of September, 2009