Axona is a pink skinned main crop potato that is winning critical acclaim wherever it is grown and eaten. The potato plants come up and fill the available space with stunning dark green foliage and eye stopping pink flowers that is untroubled by Potato Blight and other diseases such as virus’ and silver scurf.
This Sárpo variety has resistance to virus Yo, leafroll, foliage late blight, black dot and silver scurf. There is some resistance to dry rot (F. coeruleum) and blackleg. Axona is susceptible to Dry rot ( Fusarium Sulphureum), potato cyst nematode Globodera rostochiensis Ro1 and potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pa2/3,1 Plants have high vigour and suppress weeds efficiently. Tubers show long dormancy in ambient store. Tubers have a pronounced potato taste.
Parentage 76 PO 12 14 268 x D187
Disease results from independent trials by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)