Alicante

Maincrop crisping variety with uniformly sized tubers and a high dry matter content.

  • Excellent crisping quality
  • Quite high tuberisation
  • Multiple potato cyst nematodes resistances
  • Conventional

Suitable markets

Processing

Chips, Flakes

Most important Alicante characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 5
  • Tuber shape
    Round oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Yellow | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Average | 6
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite fast | 7
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Average | 5

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    490
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite short | 5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Average | 6
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Good | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • Talent ®
    5% to 15% more tubers | 6
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 15% more tubers | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Sensitive | 5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    26,1%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    Good | 7,5
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    14,3
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Very sensitive | 4
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Sensitive | 5
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | BC
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Very sensitive | 4

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Common scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Field resistant | 8
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Minimum susceptible | 5
  • PCN Pa 2
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Pa 3
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Powdery scab
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Yntn
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Would you like to know more about the Alicante?

The best way to guarantee a good harvest and the best return on your investment is to start out with healthy, high-quality seed potatoes and expert advice. At Agrico, we are committed to and invest in knowledge and research. This has enabled us to cultivate a wide range of unique potato varieties that display effective resistance, strong variety characteristics and a high yield. Naturally, the seed potatoes we supply are fully certified.

If you have any specific questions about the Alicante or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.

Adrie Omtzigt

Product Manager