Kuras

Maincrop variety for cultivation for starch production, potato cyst nematodes (RO1,2,3,4) resistant and producing a very good starch yield.

  • White fleshcolour
  • Good storability
  • Good resistances against virus and late blight
  • Conventional

Suitable markets

Processing

Starch

Most important Kuras characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 4
  • Tuber shape
    Round oval
  • Flesh Colour
    White | 4,5
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Dark blue-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 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
    490
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 5,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Moderate | 5,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • Talent ®
    15% to 25% more tubers | 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 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
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    25,9%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    33,8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Very sensitive | 4,5
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | C
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    -

Resistance

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

Would you like to know more about the Kuras?

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 Kuras 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