Babylon

Babylon is a high yielding, yellow fleshed chipping and processing variety with an attractive skin finish.

The tubers are large, oval long and have shallow eyes. Babylon’s sugar levels remain stable throughout storage resulting in excellent frying and eating qualities.

Read here what seed and ware growers in the UK are saying about the introduction of Babylon.

  • Market outlet: chipping & processing
  • Excellent chipping quality
  • Suitable for long term storage
  • Good resistance to virus Y
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Suggested fertiliser treatment
Nitrogen: standard advice -25kg.
Potassium: standard advice + 10%.
Phosphate: standard advice.

Plant spacing
35/45mm: 30cm (37,000 plants/Ha).
45/55mm: 36cm (31,000 plants/Ha).
Spacing figures for 90cm row width.

Herbicide sensitivity
Metribuzin (Sencorex) can be used.

Fungicides
Maintain a preventative spray program against Late Blight.

Storage
Has very long dormancy and is suitable for long term storage.

Babylon characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 5,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval long
  • Flesh Colour
    Yellow | 7
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuber number
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    No. of berries
    Many | 8
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite good | 7,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite good | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Firm | 8
  • Lightsprout colour
    Blue-violet
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Uniformity of shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Uniformity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6

Quality characteristics

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Average yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    401
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | BC
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Long | 8
  • Resistance to harvest damage
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 5% fewer or more tubers | 5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    21%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    Good | 7
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    5,2
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration after cooking
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for chipping
    Excellent | 8
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Good | 7

Disease resistances

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Field resistant | 8
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Susceptible | 2
  • PCN Pa 2 Pallida
    Susceptible | 3
  • PCN Pa 3 Pallida
    Susceptible | 2
  • Powdery scab
    -
  • Fusarium
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Blackleg
    -
  • Black dot
    Very susceptible | 4,5
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • Virus - X
    -
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -
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