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Romie

Info

Market Outlets Pre-Pack,Fresh Market "A" Size
Maturity Early
Average Yield Good
Crossing RA93-0096 x AR93-0562

Romie is a fresh table variety with yellow skin and a yellow flesh. Tubers are oval to oval long and have shallow eyes. Tuber numbers are high and the dry matter content is moderate. The cooking texture is quite firm and the eating quality is excellent. Romie can be cultivated on most soils but avoid soils sensitive to common scab. NOTE: This variety is still in trials in North America in order to collect and evaluate agronomic data.

Quality

Tuber Shape Oval long
Uniform of Shape Uniform
Eye Depth Shallow
Skin Color Yellow
Flesh Color Yellow
Dry matter (%) 19.7%

Agronomy

Dormancy Medium
Tuber Number High setting
Resistance to Damage Moderate Resistance
Resistance to Bruising
Secondary Growth Not Susceptible
Flower Colour White

Disease Resistance

Late Blight (Foliage blight) Common Scab
Virus PVY Tuber Blight
PCN - Ro1 & Ro4 Blackleg
PCN - Pallida

Cultivation Recommendation

It is recommended to warm seed prior to planting. Romie can be sensitive to harvest damage and black spot. A minimum of 2 weeks after vine killing is recommended to allow skins to set before harvesting.

Storage Recommendation

Romie has a moderate dormancy and is suitable for medium to long term storage at a temperature of 4 to 5⁰C.

Resistance

Romie is quite susceptible to late blight and slightly susceptible to common scab. Resistance to virus Yn is good. Romie is resistant to PCN Ro1 and Ro4.

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