Aardappel Masai Den Hartigh Gesneden Knol
Medium late dark yellow flesh variety
Very smooth red skin
Good cooking qualities
PCN resistance (Ro1, 2/3)
Wart resistance (f1)

Potato variety Masai

Masai is a medium-late table potato. Masai has a very smooth and bright red skin. The Masai tubers have a dark yellow flesh and are oval in shape. Masai has a high yield on both light and heavy soils, has a fairly firm cooking type (A/B) and is resistant to nematodes Ro1,  2/3 and 5.

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The planting distance for Masai size 28/35 is 23 to 25 centimeters. For size 35/50 this is 28 to 30 centimeters. We also recommend this planting distance for 50/60 cut seed potatoes. Always count the tubers and know that heavier soils need a closer planting distance.

Masai is suitable for all soil types but it is best to avoid dry soils. Regular irrigation is important. Masai does not need a lot of N fertilizer. For best results, plant the tubers in the white sprouts stage.

Start spraying against blight at 80% emergence. Applying magnesium and manganese early in the season has a positive effect on Masai. A second N fertilizer dose during tuberization is adviced. Start in time with preventive Alternaria treatment. Let the tubers mature well before harvesting.

Masai is sensitive in the skin. Be careful with mother tubers and avoid damage during harvesting. After harvesting, we recommend good ventilation during storage, until the potatoes are dry. During long-term storage, we recommend ventilating the tubers regularly and cooling them gradually. Warm up gradually before transport.



Skin colour Red
Flesh colour Dark yellow
Tuber shape Oval
Tuber shape uniformity 7
% 35/65 65%
Tuber per plant 9
Eye depth 8
Maturity 5,7
Dormancy 8
Storability 8
Bruising index (0-50) 4
Mechanical damage 5
Hollow hearts 9

Yield – Quality


Relative yield 108
Dry matter content (UWW) 18,7% (340)
Cooking type AB
After cooking discoloration 6
Frying colour after harvest 6
Frying colour after storage 5



Foliage blight 4,6
Tuber blight 8
Common scab 6,7
Powdery scab 7
Globodera Ro 1 (A) 9
Globodera Ro 23 (BC) 9
Wart disease f1 (D1) 10
Spraing (TRV) 6,4
Virus Y 6,5
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