Red skin variety with fairly yellow flesh colour and very high yield potential. It produces oblong, uniform shaped tubers with shallow eyes and a medium smooth skin. The number of tubers per plant is rather high.
Medium late maturing. Asterix has a quick foliage development and a good groundcover. Grow Asterix under irrigation to optimize yield and tuber shape, a sufficient water supply during the last growing weeks is very important to get the best size and shape. Asterix has moderate high and strong foliage, therefore vine killing will be needed.
Resistant to Golden Nematodes and immune to Wart disease. Moderate resistant to Common Scab. Although Asterix has a reasonable resistance to late blight, regular preventive treatments are necessary
Nice taste, fairly firm culinary quality. Rather high specific gravity, can be used in most potato preparations; excellent for home made French fries.