Smiths Comet

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Smiths Comet
Breeder Agent
administration
Data sourceGBR165
Plant material maintained asTuber and in-vitro
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Country of originAUSTRALIA
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
Core collectionYes
plant characteristics
MaturityIntermediate
Growth habitSemi erect
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyVery rare
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourWhite to yellow
Tuber eye colourYellow
Primary tuber flesh colourLight yellow
Tuber shapeOval to round
Tuber eye depthMedium
Tuber skin textureSmooth
tubering characteristics
Resistance to external damageSusceptible to moderate
Resistance to internal bruisingLow to medium
utilisation characteristics
After cooking blackeningTrace
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Very low
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Low to medium
Resistance to powdery scab (Spongospora subterranea)Medium
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Very low to low
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Low
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)Low to medium
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Very high
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusMedium to high
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Very low to low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Very low to low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 3Very low to low
Variety information last modified on 8th of September, 2010