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OUR NEW VARIETIES
2020

Eight new varieties in the Agrico portfolio!

The eight new varieties in the Agrico portfolio are highly versatile. From salad potato to French fries, with a yellow or red skin, a new variety of baby potatoes in the ‘Next Generation’ selection. Our experts tells you the specific characteristics. Meet them all.

Breeding with results

Agrico’s research centre and its affiliated breeders start each year with an extensive cross breeding programme. A search for new, innovative potato varieties. After years of careful selection and testing we proudly present eight new varieties: Allstar, Beyonce, Jacky, Meryem, Palace, Prince, Rousseau and Severina.

Our general manager Jan van Hoogen tells you more about these promising varieties in the video.

 

 

 

 

Eight promising new potato varieties

Watch the videos below. Our product specialists explain the new varieties: Beyonce, Jacky, Meryem, Palace and Prince. And read more information about our new varieties Allstar, Rousseau and Severina.

In this video our product specialist Gerdien Poppe introduces the new Next Generation variety Beyonce. She tells you more about the specific properties of this early maincrop crisping variety. 

Beyonce is a new early maincrop crisping variety with a good dry matter content, suitable for long term storage and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber.

  • Processing
  • Large tubers
  • Good dormancy
  • Quite high tuberisation

Would you like to know more about Beyonce? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

Jacky, the small-sized variety of Agrico that belongs to the Next Generation. Tjalling Douma, our Jacky expert, tells you the characteristics of this variety in the video and explains why this variety is suitable for the convenience market.

Jacky is a new second early, small size ware variety with a high yield and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber.

  • Processing | Retail
  • Rather firm cooking
  • High tuberisation
  • Good tolerance against bruising and damage

Would you like to know more about Jacky? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

 

Meryem, one of the youngest Agrico varieties. Product specialist Douwe Werkman knows this red-skinned variety and tells you more about this potato with a beautiful red skin in the video. Douwe also provides cultivation and storage advice for this specific variety.

Meryem is a new maincrop, high yielding consumption variety with a beautiful red skin.

  • General purpose
  • Good drought tolerance
  • High tuberisation
  • Good tolerance against bruising and damage

Would you like to know more about Meryem? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

 

We would like to introduce Palace. In the video, our French fries variety expert Douwe Werkman will tell you more about this processing variety with a high dry matter content, suitable for the French fries industry.

Palace is a new maincrop, high yielding processing variety for the French fries industry which is suitable to grow on different soil types.

  • Processing | Retail | General purpose
  • High dry matter content
  • Large tubers
  • Nice skin finish

Would you like to know more about Palace? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

 

Prince is a new processing variety. In the video our French fries expert Douwe Werkman tells you more about the unique properties of this variety.

Prince is a new maincrop white fleshed processing variety with an excellent yield and suitable for the French fries industries.

  • Processing | General purpose
  • Stable low sugar content
  • Good frying quality
  • Good storability

Would you like to know more about Prince? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

Allstar is a new maincrop starch variety with a good starch yield and resistant to various types of potato wart diseases.

  • Processing
  • Quite large tubers
  • High dry matter content
  • Multiple resistances

Would you like to know more about Allstar? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

Rousseau is a new second early maincrop red skin salad variety with a beautiful shape and a very regular size.

  • Retail
  • High tuberisation
  • Nice skin finish
  • Official registration for chair ferme

Would you like to know more about Rousseau? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

Severina is a new second early ware variety with a good yield and bright skin finish.

  • General purpose
  • Large tubers
  • Rather firm cooking
  • Nice skin finish

Would you like to know more about Severina? Check all the variety characteristics by clicking the link below.

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Agrico goes beyond just supplying high-quality seed and ware potatoes. We are involved with our customers and provide comprehensive advice in several areas. We have innovative varieties, make use of independent certification, have extensive quality assurance, actively respond to knowledge sharing, are committed to fast and reliable delivery, and have a worldwide network.

If you have a specific question or would like to know what Agrico can do for you, please feel free to contact us.

Wieger van der Werff

Commercial Manager