Shasta

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Shasta
Breeder Agent
administration
Data sourceGBR165
Plant material maintained asTuber
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Country of originUNITED STATES
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
MaturityIntermediate to late
Growth habitSemi erect
Foliage coverPoor to moderate
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyFrequent
BerriesOccasional
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourWhite to yellow
Tuber eye colourYellow
Primary tuber flesh colourCream
Tuber shapeOval to long
Tuber eye depthShallow
Tuber skin textureSmooth
tubering characteristics
Tuber shape uniformityMedium to uniform
Resistance to external damageSusceptible to moderate
Resistance to internal bruisingLow to medium
Dormancy periodMedium to long
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureMealy (floury type)
After cooking blackeningTrace to little
Frying colourPale
Dry matter contentMedium to high
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Low
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Low to medium
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Medium
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)Low to medium
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus AHigh
Resistance to potato virus XHigh
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Low to medium
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusHigh to very high
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Very low to low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Very low to low
environmental stress factors
Drought resistanceHigh
Variety information last modified on 24th of July, 2005