An early maincrop, multipurpose ware variety with attractive red eyes and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber. Carolus is one of our Next Generation varieties.
Plant and tuber
Sensitivity and quality
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.
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Carolus is the first Agrico strain whose development goes back to crosses with the wild Solanum relatives. This variety is perfect for the organic market due to its resistance to Phytophthora.
This potato originates partly in South America and partly in the Netherlands and Germany. The first crossing was made with the wild South American variety in 1997. This relative was known to be resistant to Phytophthora. The breed was back-crossed a number of times with existing breeds, and this process was concluded by a crossing with Agria as the final mother variety due to its many positive traits. One of the father varieties during the process clearly left its mark in the form of a red eye.
The breed is named after the 16th century botanist Carolus Clusius. During the opening of the Pieperpad in 2009, visitors were asked to come up with an appropriate name, and they eagerly complied.
In addition to the organic market, this variety is also suitable for the fries industry, the table market and the overseas market.