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Gardena comes up with an outstanding resistance to late blight and an unique appearance.


Variety characteristic:

Gardena is a plant of medium height. It is tolerant to a periodic shortage of water and in years with drought it may outweigh other varieties with a satisfactory yield. High yield of medium tubers is formed high in the ridge. Thus, deeper planting is recommended to avoid green tubers. 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: light 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) – medium
Dormancy period: short


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, oven-roasted potatoes, potato dumplings, potato pancakes



PCN: Ro1 – resistant
Common scab: 6 – medium/high
Mechanical damage: susceptible
Late blight: 8 – resistant
Potato virus Y (PVY): 7 high
Metribuzin sensitivity: moderately 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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