The Smorgasbord: Jazzy

Published online: Mar 06, 2019 Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord
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This article appears in the January 2019 issue of Potato Grower

With help from our friends at Solanum International, this Smorgasbord takes a look at Jazzy, an excellent-tasting salad-type specialty variety with smooth yellow skin and creamy yellow flesh. It is a very productive variety producing high numbers of small to medium sized tubers per plant. It has a slightly elongated fingerling shape and is suitable for creamer production. Jazzy is highly popular in Europe, where it is renowned for its preparation convenience and superb culinary qualities.

For more information visit www.solanum-int.com/potato/jazzy.

History

  • Developed in the Netherlands by C. Meijer B.V.
  • North American Agent: Solanum International, Inc.
  • PVP issued in 2013

Management

  • Ideal for gourmet, specialty, early harvest, high-set and organic markets
  • Medium to high fertilization requirements
  • About 65 days to maturity
  • 25 to 40 tubers per plant, depending on soil type
  • Slightly sensitive to Sencor
  • Quick skin set after top-kill
  • Good tolerance to mechanical bruising
  • Good virus resistance
  • Has medium to good common scab resistance
  • Storage: Six months at 39 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Maintains bright, shiny skin finish in storage

Culinary

  • Waxy texture and excellent flavor when cooked
  • Versatile tubers good for boiling, mashing, roasting and steaming