Beyonce

An early maincrop crisping variety with a good dry matter content, suitable for medium term storage and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber. Beyonce is one of the new Agrico varieties on the national variety list and one of our Next Generation varieties. 

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

Suitable markets

Processing

Chips, Flakes

Organic

Newest breed available
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Product manager Gerdien Poppe about Beyonce

Product manager Gerdien Poppe introduces the new variety Beyonce. It is an early maincrop variety. With its high dry matter content, ideal oval round tuber shape and light yellow flesh colour. It is perfectly suitable for the production of chips. 

Most important Beyonce characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 6
  • Tuber shape
    Oval round
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    Purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite good | 7,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Good | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Blue-violet
  • 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
    Quite short | 5,5

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    446
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | BC
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite long | 7
  • Harvest damage
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 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 | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    23,9%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    Average | 6,5
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Good | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Good | 7,5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8,5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Susceptible | 4
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • Virus - X
    -
  • Virus - Yn
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Susceptible | 5
  • Wart disease F1
    -
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -
Omtzigt, Adrie | PM | Portret

Would you like to know more about the Beyonce?

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 Beyonce 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