Melody potato

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Solanum tuberosum 'Melody'
One organic Melody potato grown in Worcestershire in 2015.jpg
A Melody tuber
GenusSolanum
SpeciesSolanum tuberosum
Cultivar'Melody'

Melody is a cultivar of potato.[1]

Description[edit]

It is yellow, with a smooth skin, and dry flesh.[2] It can be boiled and mashed.[2] Melody has a high yield potential and has an overall good disease resistance. It is resistant to late blight on tubers, common scab, bruising,[3] Fusarium sulphureum (dry rot) and Globodera rostochiensis (a potato cyst nematode).[1]

History[edit]

The breeder, Meijer Research B.V.,[1] a Dutch company,[4] holds the rights until 2030.[1]

Characteristics [3][edit]

  • Oval shaped tubers
  • Yellow skin
  • Medium yellow flesh
  • Shallow eye depth
  • Smooth skin
  • Violet base of light sprout
  • Medium height
  • Red violet flower colour
  • Few berries

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Potato Council Variety Database: Melody
  2. ^ a b Love Potatoes: Varieties: Melody
  3. ^ a b "Varieties". varieties.ahdb.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  4. ^ Bloomberg: Meijer Research B.V.