Our top class variety worldwide
(Cross: Mondial x Felsina)
Medium early ripening variety
Very high yield
Long oval tubers, very uniform sorting
Bright, light yellow skin colour, light yellow colour of flesh
Dry matter content: 20,7%
Cooking type: B
Resistant to potato cyst nematodes, pathotype Ro1
Immune to wart disease
Slightly susceptible to leaf blight, little susceptible to tuber blight
Little susceptible to PVY
Growing instructions (table potatoes)
Bellini is a very high yielding potato variety. The tubers are long oval with a very uniform shape and size. Skin and flesh colours are light yellow. Cooking type B with no after cooking discoloration. The dry matter content is average, about 20,7%. Bellini is grown mainly in the Mediterranean countries to the Middle East as a quality table potato. Also the pre-packing results coming from North West Europe are very promising.
When the tuber dormancy has broken, Bellini will have good and strong sprouts. Bellini can be planted directly from storage.
Bellini has a high number of tubers per plant. The planting distance in the row is depending on the needs of the market. For pre-packing, the planting density should be higher than normal. If the aim of Bellini is to produce bigger tubers for the fresh market, it is important to plant this variety wider in the row. The deep root system means no problems with tuber greening. The best results are obtained from medium loam soils. Bellini is not sensitive to Sencor, but rather sensitive to Basagran.
The fertiliser inputs are similar to Spunta. A split application is recommended. Bellini requires more Potassium than normal; this will help reduce the risk of mechanical damage.
Bellini has a moderate resistance to mechanical damage and internal bruising and is rather susceptible to Fusarium. Therefore harvest and handle with great care to avoid damage.
This variety can be stored for long periods in cold stores. However, once dormancy is broken, the development of sprout growth is rapid.
Resistance to diseases
Bellini is resistant to Potato Cyst Nematodes (Ro1) and resistant to wart disease (race 1). Somewhat sensitive to foliage blight, but little susceptible to tuber blight. Moderate resistance to common scab. Bellini has a good resistance to Leaf roll virus and a reasonable resistance to PVY.