Sunbeam

Higher Taxon Solanaceae
Genus Solanum L.
Species Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Sunbeam
Breeder R.J.Cherry
Breeder Agent
administration
Data sourceGBR165
Plant material maintained asTuber
Plant health directive EC77/93, requirementsFully tested
Country of originIRELAND
Sample statusAdvanced cultivar
Test conditionsNon organic
plant characteristics
MaturityIntermediate
Growth habitSpreading to semi erect
Foliage coverModerate to good
Flower colourWhite
Flower frequencyFrequent
BerriesRare
Light sprout colourPink
tuber characteristics
Tuber skin colourWhite to yellow
Tuber eye colourYellow
Primary tuber flesh colourLight yellow
Tuber shapeOval to round
Tuber eye depthShallow
Tuber skin textureIntermediate
tubering characteristics
Tuber shape uniformityUniform
Resistance to external damageResistant
Resistance to internal bruisingMedium
utilisation characteristics
Cooking type / 411 Cooked textureMealy (floury type)
After cooking blackeningTrace
Frying colourVery pale to pale
Dry matter contentVery high
resistance to fungal diseases
Resistance to late blight on tubers (Laboratory test)Medium
Resistance to late blight on foliage (Laboratory test)Low to medium
Wart (Synchytrium endobioticum)Field immune
Resistance to gangrene (Phoma foveata)Low to medium
resistance to bacterial diseases
Resistance to common scab (Streptomyces scabies)Medium
Resistance to blackleg (Erwinia spp.)Medium
resistance to virus diseases
Resistance to potato virus Y (strain not specified)Medium to high
Resistance to potato leaf roll virusLow to medium
resistance to pests
Resistance to Globodera rostochiensis race 1Very high
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 1Low
Resistance to Globodera pallida race 2Low
Variety information last modified on 24th of July, 2005