Botanical properties

Growth habit: Plants are tall; stems semi erect, develop rapidly and give good foliage cover

Flowers: Many pale red-violet flowers

Tubers: Oval, tubers with a smooth skin and shallow eyes, the skin and flesh are white

Agronomic properties

Growing period: Medium to long 90-120 days

Yield: High to very high potential

Tuber appearance: Regular tuber shape mostly large and medium tubers

Tuber dormancy: Short to medium, 90 days from burn off

Consumer properties

Eating quality: Good. Floury cooking type. It is considered as a good all rounder that is preferred by housewives.

Processing quality: Moderate. It is widely used for French fry processing

Keeping quality: Poor


Late Blight: Susceptible, it is controllable by a spray program

Early Blight: Susceptible, it is controllable by a spray program

Virus diseases: Moderately susceptible to potato leaf roll virus, susceptible to PVY

Common scab: Susceptible

Wart disease: Susceptible


Up-To-Date is very popular variety with both the fresh market and the processors, it is planted throughout South-Africa, and have a high yielding potential.