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Extremely attractive tuber appearance – shallowest eyes among all varieties from our breeding station and excellent taste.


Variety characteristic:

The undoubted advantage of this variety is its outstanding resistance to common scab. It can be successfully grown on soils where Streptomyces scabies exists. Ismena is a tall plant with flabby and long stems. Ismena provides high yield of rather few medium big tubers middle and deep in the ridge. Therefore, shallower planting in the ridge can be undertaken. Almost entire potato yield is a commercial fraction. Ismena is a benchmark on the table potato market thanks to its optical appearance. The well-shaped tubers attract with their very shallow eyes, smooth skin and unique brightness. This variety shows a delicious culinary qualities. It takes a little longer to cook it.
Ismena reaches a physiological maturity 93 days after planting.

Plant and tuber:

Flesh colour: light yellow
Skin colour: yellow
Tuber shape: round oval
Eye depth: 7,9 – very shallow
Foliage development: uniform emergence
Storage ability: 6,5 – good
Yield: 51,6 t/ha (according to COBORU)
Dormancy period: long


Consumption quality:
Cooking type: AB – slightly firm (starch content 12,5%)
Taste: 7,0 – very good
Especially recommended for: steamed and boiled potatoes, salads



PCN: Ro1 – resistant
Common scab: 7 – high
Mechanical damage: medium/high
Foliage blight: 3 – medium
Tuber blight: 4 – medium
Potato virus Y (PVY): 7 – very high


Site requirements:

Ismena has middle demands to soil quality, fertilization and water supply. Soils in good agricultural conditions, hummus-rich soils are advantageous for ensuring good tuber quality.

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