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Rudolph | good heat tolerance and a very high yield

Suitable for the local fresh market

Rudolph is a potato table variety suitable for the local fresh market. It has some heat tolerance and can be grown all over Kenya all year round. It produces nice big round tubers and has a long dormancy.

  • Early maturing: 95 days
  • Kephis certified seed potato
  • Use: table
  • Areas to be grown: suitable for all potato-growing areas
  • Maturity: medium (3-4 months)
  • Yield potential: high (15-20 tons/acre)
  • Tuber dormancy: long (3 months)
  • Dry matter: 20%
Tractor working in a potato field in Kenya (1)
Rudolph nestje met doorsnee

Plant description

Rudolph is an erect tall variety with medium to large dark green leaves. Its flowers are pink. Rudolph can grow in all different types of growing conditions due to its heat and relative drought tolerance.

Disease resistance/tolerance

A strict preventative spraying schedule against late blight is necessary as Rudolph is susceptible to this.

Tuber features

  • Large round oval tubers, uniform in shape
  • Bright pink-red skin
  • Rather shallow eyes
  • White flesh
  • Moderately resistant to internal bruising

Planting distance

  • Seed size 1 - 25-30cm
  • Seed size 2 - 30-35cm
Harvested Rudolph potatoes in the field
Kenya Map

Where to buy the Rudolph?

The Rudolph can be bought at numerous collaborating 'aggregation hubs'. Contact an aggregation hub in your county for the possibilities.

Orders above 2,500kg or 50 bags orders can be ordered and collected directly by using this form!

List of aggregation hubs