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Gardena comes up with an outstanding resistance to late blight among all of our varieties.


Variety characteristic:

Gardena is a plant of medium height. Gardena is known for its unique optical appearance. The tubers are of good homogeneity, extraordinarily smooth with pale pink skin colour and light yellow flesh. A good ability for washing and a nice grading guarantee a good post-packing appearance. The taste will surely satisfy a  gourmet of the culinary BC – mealy type. Due to the short period of dormancy of tubers and quite early sprout stimulation, it is recommended to store it in a controlled atmosphere or to sale the tuber seeds in late autumn. Due to the skin’s sensitivity to mechanical damage, care should be taken to minimize its formation during harvesting. The size of the damage has a significant impact on the success of storage. Among the ware potato varietes with an average length of the growing season (early to mid-early), the Gardena variety has the highest genetically determined resistance to Phytophthora infestans obtained by conventional breeding methods. It is, therefore suitable for organic growing.

Plant and tuber:

Flesh colour: yellow
Skin colour: pale pink
Tuber shape: oval
Eye depth: 7,3 – very shallow
Foliage development: uniform emergence
Storage ability: 6,0 – good
Yield: 48,0 t/ha (according to COBORU) – very high
Dormancy period: short
Length of the vegetation period: 99 days


Consumption quality:

Cooking type: B-BC – slightly mealy to mealy (starch content 13,4%)
Taste: 6,9 – good
Especially recommended for: steamed and boiled potatoes, potato casserole, potato dumplings, potato pancakes, potato purée



PCN: Ro1 – resistant
Synchytrium endobioticum: D1 – resistant
Common scab: 6,0 – medium/high
Mechanical damage: 4,0 – medium
Foliage blight: 8,0 – high
Tuber blight: 8,0 – high
Potato virus Y (PVY): 7,0 – high
Metribuzin sensitivity: low sensitive


Site requirements:

Gardena has low demands to soil quality, water supply and fertilization. It is especially suitable for lighter soil types. Good tolerance to temporary drought. Tolerant to periodic shortages of water.

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