Alouette

An early maincrop, versatile red skin ware variety with late blight resistance in foliage and tuber, suitable for conventional and organic production.

  • Processing | Retail | General purpose
  • Good tolerance against bruising
  • Suitable for cooking and home baked products
  • Good drought tolerance

Suitable markets

Traditional

Processing

Convenience

Retail

Fresh

Organic

Newest breed available

Most important Alouette characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • 4 maincrop | 9 first early
    Maturity
    Early maincrop | 6
  • Tuber shape
    Oval long
  • Flesh Colour
    Yellow | 7,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Fast | 8
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6
  • 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 | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6,5

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    389
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather firm | AB
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 6
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Very sensitive | 4
  • Talent
    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 | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum to none sensitive | 8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    21,1%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Average | 6,5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum to none susceptible | 9
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum to none susceptible | 9
  • Common scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Field resistant | 8
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Yn
    Minimum to none susceptible | 8
  • Yntn
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Background

Alouette was developed as a supplement for the organic segment. This variety is best known for its red skin, yellow flesh and firm boiling properties. The variety has a good dry matter content so it can easily be used for home-made fries as well as other oven-cooked dishes.

Alouette is a cross between AR 02-1391 and Laura. The mother carries a Phytophthora resistance gene in both foliage and tuber. In order to cultivate the wild variety to European standards, crosses were made between Laura and Agrico Research seedlings. Initially, the variety was created to serve as a parent line, but it stood out so clearly during the selection that the decision was made to submit the seedling for variety development.

Alouette is the French name for the skylark, a songbird that is fortunately returning more frequently to the skies above our fields. This is partly due to the initiatives of the Skylark Foundation (Stichting Veldleeuwerik). This foundation promotes sustainable agricultural entrepreneurship, something that we at Agrico also value highly.

 

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Would you like to know more about the Alouette?

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 Alouette or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.

Martin Pot

Product Manager