An early maincrop, versatile red skin ware variety with late blight resistance in foliage and tuber, suitable for conventional and organic production. Alouette is one of our Next Generation varieties.
Product manager Adrie Omtzigt explains that this red-skinned Next Generation variety is well suitable for both organic and conventional production, even in warmer climats.
Plant and tuber
Sensitivity and quality
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.
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.