Evolution

A second early ware variety with an attractive dark red skin and early a good yield.

  • General purpose
  • Large tubers
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Multiple potato cyst nematodes resistances

Suitable markets

Traditional

Most important Evolution statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Second early | 6,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval long
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Quite few | 5
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Average | 6,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Green-red
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Good | 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    343
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Short | 4
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • Talent ®
    -5% less to 5% more tubers | 5
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 15% more tubers | 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
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    18,9%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Insufficient | 4,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Common scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Pa 2
    Field resistant | 7
  • PCN Pa 3
    Minimum susceptible | 5
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Erwinia
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Yntn
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Moderate susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F6
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Background

The Evolution variety is a cross between Amorosa and AR 94-0807 and was developed as an alternative to Red Scarlett. It is mainly intended for sale in Eastern Europe. There is also a market in North Africa for early red-skinned varieties. There is a preference in these countries for red-skinned potatoes that are easy to grow and give a reliable yield under the prevailing weather conditions. The deep red color is also an extra plus, and this variety is very suitable for early sales.

Evolution was bred and developed by Agrico Research, and its name refers to the whole breeding process. After all, as a potato grower you continue to enhance the lines you have already developed.

An additional positive element for seed potato growers is that Evolution has good resistance to scab.

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Would you like to know more about the Evolution?

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

Douwe Werkman

Product Manager