Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Picasso
Breeder 96
Duoplant B.V.
Breeder Agent Agrico UK Ltd


Picasso (sprout)
Picasso (leaf)
Picasso (foliage)
Data sourceCPVPA
Plant material maintained asTuber
Tuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Part tested
Country of originNETHERLANDS
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
Intermediate to late
Early to intermediate
Growth habitErect
Semi erect
Foliage coverGood
Good to dense
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyNo flowers
Very rare
BerriesNo berries
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourPart red
Tuber eye colourRed
Primary tuber flesh colourLight yellow
Tuber shapeOval
Tuber eye depthShallow to medium
Tuber skin textureIntermediate
Smooth to intermediate
tubering characteristics
Yield potentialVery high
Tuber sizeLarge to very large
Very large
Tuber shape uniformityVariable to medium
Medium to uniform
Resistance to external damageModerate
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium
High to very high
Dormancy periodMedium
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureFairly firm (multi-purpose type) to firm (salad type)
After cooking blackeningTrace to little
None to trace
Crisp suitabilityVery poor
French fry suitabilityModerate to good
Frying colourDark
Dry matter contentLow to medium
Medium to high
Starch contentVery low to low
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on foliageMedium to high
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)High
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Artificial inoculum in the field)High
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Artificial inoculum in the field)Low to medium
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Medium
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Low to medium
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)High
High to very high
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)Medium to high
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus AMedium to high
Resistance to potato virus XLow
Medium to high
Very high
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)High to very high
Very high
Resistance to potato virus YNVery high
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusLow
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1High
Very high
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Very low to low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Very low to low
Variety information last modified on 6th of June, 2019