NG Asterix

Red Skin, Light Yellow Flesh
  • 10 LB
  • $21.00 $19.95
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  • 25 LB
  • $45.00 $42.75
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  • 50 LB
  • $75.00 $71.25
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"Naturally Grown" Seed Potatoes are Certified Seed Potatoes grown without use of chemicals, pesticides, fungicides, or synthetic-based fertilizers. Like our Certified Organic Seed potatoes, they are grown using natural and organic methods such as beneficial insects, crop rotation, cover crops, animal grazing, and increased plant diversity on the farm. The only factor prohibiting Organic Certification is the application of a foliar acid to desiccate the vines before harvest. The use of the desiccant (synthetic) dramatically helps reduce spread of aphid-carried disease in a crop, which can easily ruin an entire crop of seed potatoes as disease tolerance levels for Certification are extremely low. We are proud to offer this high-quality seed to you knowing it was grown with care in the spirit of organic.

• Red skin with light yellow flesh
• Large oval/oblong shaped tubers
• Good storage quality
• Mid-Late Season (105-115 days)

Asterix is an elite variety developed in Holland by leading potato breeder HZPC. Complementing its good taste, it grows well in all soil types and has gained widespread popularity with commercial growers in many countries. Averaging 10-12 tubers per plant, a high-dry matter content makes them ideal for frying. Attractive red skin is dense which reduces incidence of mechanical damage. Asterix is also heat and drought resistant.
Disease Resistance Characteristics: Resistance to Blackleg, Bruising, Splitting, Dry Rot (Fusarium). Susceptibility to late blight on foliage, powdery scab, silver scurf, potato leaf roll virus, and PVY.
Ideal for French fries, but not for potato chips. Yellow colored flesh becomes pale when fried.
20% less nitrogen is recommended as foliage is naturally sturdy and vigorous. Potassium can benefit the crop when applied before planting to reduce bruising, and after tubers form to reduce % of dry matter. Phosphorus needs are similar to other varieties.