Use : Chips Table variety Areas to be grown : High altitude of 1800-2600 m.a.s.l. is the best. It does well in areas such as Nyandarua, Kiambu, Nyeri, Laikipia, Meru, Nakuru, Bomet, Narok, Kwale, Nandi, Kisii, Kericho, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu, Trans-Nzoia, West Pokot, Taita-Taveta, and Cherangani hills. Maturity : Early to Medium (2.5 -3.5 months) Yield : Medium (35-40 t/ha) Tubers Features : Long oval Smooth red skin, Medium eyes Light yellow flesh Tuber dormancy : Medium (≤ 2 months). Plant Description : Desiree is an erect medium tall variety (about 0.7 meter in height) with strong stems and dark green medium sized leaves. It flowers scarcely and the flowers are light pink. Disease resistance : Desiree has medium resistance to potato virus Y (PVY)

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