Levante

An early maincrop high yielding ware variety with a nice yellow skin and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber. Levante is one of our Next Generation varieties and spotlight varieties. 

  • Retail | General purpose
  • High tuberisation
  • Uniform tuber size
  • Good storability

Suitable markets

Traditional

Retail

Fresh

Organic

Newest breed available
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Product manager Martin Pot about Levante

Product Manager Martin Pot explains the advantages of using Levante. Levante is a new potato variety for the retail market and a new member of the Next Generation range.

Most important Levante statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 5,5
  • Tuber shape
    Long oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    High | 8
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Quite few | 5,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7
  • Lightsprout colour
    Green-red
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Good | 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8,5
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    365
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | BC
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite long | 6,5
  • Harvest damage
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 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 | 6,5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    19,9%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    4,73
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Sensitive | 5,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Moderate | 5,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4,5

Resistance

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

Background

The AR 07-3009 (Levante) is a cross between an Agrico Research parent line (AR 01-3218) and the variety Almera. Originally, as a seedling, Levante was developed as a parent line within our basic cultivation program for late blight resistance. Following good results in the trial fields, Levante underwent further testing in the variety development program, aimed at producing varieties for the supermarket sector.

Levante is a firm-cooking variety, has a clear skin and is suitable for boiling, mashing and baking. Levante therefore meets the requirements of the modern consumer. This variety is suitable for organic growing, or can be produced with a reduced amount of crop protection agents.

 

Levante aardappels aan plant - yield

Would you like to know more about the Levante?

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 Levante 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