ORIGIN: The variety Linda was bred in Germany in 1974. It is a cross between Clivia x Hansa. In the assortment the variety was included from 1974 to 2004. After repeated successful registration procedure in 2009 it has been maintained by Biolandhof Ellenberg, Barum, Germany. In the Czech Republic Linda was registered in 2010 and the representative of this variety is Potato Research Institute Havlíčkův Brod, Ltd..
TUBER DESCRIPTION: Tubers are oval to long oval, medium large, with shallow eyes, yellow flesh and yellow skin.
AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS: Linda is medium early potato for fresh consumption with traditional high cooking quality, cooking type B-AB. Boiled tubers have medium firm to firm texture, are medium moist, slightly mealy, have fine structure. The variety gives medium large yield of attractive tubers, with medium resistance to mechanical damage. Initial foliage growth is medium rapid. Number of tubers per plant is medium high. Linda is resistant to potato cyst nematode pathotype Ro1, resistant to potato common scab, less resistant to late blight infection, susceptible to wart disease pathotype D1 and viral diseases.
GROWER TIPS: Considering lower resistance to foliage blight infection great care is required in late blight management, which is not possible without fungicide applications.
ADVANTAGES: The variety Linda has long-term verified high cooking quality.