Ardeche

An early maincrop starch variety with a good yield, late blight resistant in foliage and tuber and suitable for the production of flakes.

  • Processing
  • Good starch yield
  • Multiple potato cyst nematodes resistances
  • Good virus resistances

Suitable markets

Processing

Flakes, Starch

Organic

Newest breed available

Most important Ardeche characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • 4 maincrop | 9 first early
    Maturity
    Early maincrop | 5,5
  • Tuber shape
    Round oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • 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
    Fast | 8
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Green-red
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Moderate | 4

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    474
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | C
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 5,5
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • Talent
    On average more than 25% more tubers | 8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Very sensitive | 4,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    25,3%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    4,7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    -
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Average | 6

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
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Pa 2
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Pa 3
    Field resistant | 7
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Fusarium
    -
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    -
  • Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Yntn
    Minimum to none susceptible | 8,5
  • Wart disease F1
    Moderate susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F6
    Moderate susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Would you like to know more about the Ardeche?

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

Richard Mooijweer

Product Manager