Fontane

An early maincrop high yielding processing variety for the production of French fries and flakes.

  • Processing
  • Large tubers
  • High dry matter content
  • Suitable for different types of soil

Suitable markets

Processing

Fries, Chips, Flakes

Most important Fontane statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 5,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 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
    Quite fast | 7
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7
  • Lightsprout colour
    Blue-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Average | 5,5

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    430
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | BC
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 5,5
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Very sensitive | 4,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • Talent ®
    15% to 25% more tubers | 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    15% to 25% more tubers | 7
  • 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
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    23,2%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    Average | 6,5
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    6,1
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Sensitive | 5,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Good | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Average | 6

Resistance

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

Achtergrond

Pizza isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to potatoes. Yet the name Fontane has something to do with pizza. The grower, Eerke Pot van Lantmännen Seed B.V., is very fond of a pizzeria called Fontana. Because the name was not initially approved, they decided to change one letter and arrived at the name Fontane.

The Fontane variety is intended for the processing industry and is Agrico’s largest monopoly variety. The variety’s great success is due to its reliably high yield in cultivation – for both consumer and seed potato growers – and its excellent returns in the fries sector.

The crossing from which Fontane originated was made in 1986 at Agrico Research. The parents varieties, Agria and AR 76-34-3, have already individually been the source of many different offspring brought onto the market.

Fontane ©Agrico NL HR 2020

Would you like to know more about the Fontane?

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 Fontane 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