Faluka

Early maincrop ware variety with a good heat tolerance and a high yield.

  • Traditional
  • Uniform tuber size
  • Good dormancy
  • Good tolerance against bruising and damage

Suitable markets

Traditional

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Most important Faluka statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 6
  • Tuber shape
    Long oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Cream | 5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Low | 5
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 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
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Average | 6,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red violet
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    326
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite long | 7
  • Harvest damage
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 5% fewer or more tubers | 5
  • 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 to nonsensitive | 8
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    18,3%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Below average | 5,5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 4

Resistance

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

Background

The Faluka variety was bred for the South European and North African market. Harvest security and high yields under all conditions are the main criteria determining the success of a variety in these important countries. North African consumers prefer coarse, long potatoes, making the Faluka ideal for this market. Faluka is a cross between the Armundo and Ariëlle varieties. These varieties are round to oval in shape and both have a good yield. The Faluka variety has white flesh and a smooth, clear skin, giving it an excellent presentation.

It was bred by Freek Vos, who has been a member grower of Agrico for over 30 years.

The name Faluka refers to one of the most important final destinations for this variety, being the name of a type of sailing boat used for transport along the Nile in ancient times. However, the variety is not only destined for Egypt; it also goes to other Arab countries, with Libya being the most important so far.

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Martin Pot

Would you like to know more about the Faluka?

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

Martin Pot

Product Manager