The Smorgasbord: Autumn Rose

Published online: Feb 13, 2020 Articles, Seed Potatoes, Smorgasbord
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This article appears in the February 2020 issue of Potato Grower.

Autumn Rose is an attractive, early maturing red-skinned, white-fleshed variety. This new—and highly anticipated—variety originates out of a breeding program in the Netherlands, and is a great addition to the Norland market. Compared to Norland, Autumn Rose has shallow eyes and slightly higher starch content, with excellent taste and texture.

Seed stock of Autumn Rose is being increased in the U.S. and Canada through Solanum International, Inc. Learn more at www.solanum-int.com.

Tuber Characteristics

  • Fairly large tubers with a round-oval shape
  • White flesh color
  • Shallow eye depth
  • Red skin
  • Fairly smooth texture
  • Very good dormancy

Yield and Quality

  • Best for table/fresh market
  • Works well in early harvest, organic and white flesh markets
  • High-yielding
  • 10 to 12 tubers per plant
  • Slightly mealy when cooked; used for boiling, baking and for home fries

Strengths

  • Early harvest variety
  • Uniform size profile
  • High rating for taste and texture among various blind taste panels
  • Good resistance to common scab
  • Strong storability