Loreley

Second early salad variety with a good tuber set and a good dry matter content.

  • Retail
  • Firm cooking
  • Beautiful appearance
  • Good Y-virus resistances

Suitable markets

Retail

Salads

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Product manager Gerdien Poppe about Loreley

Product manager Gerdien Poppe tells you more about the varierty Loreley, a second early salad variety. This variety has a beautiful presentation, good virus resistance and a delicious taste. 

 

Most important Loreley characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Second early | 7
  • Tuber shape
    Long oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Yellow | 7,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Good | 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
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Average | 6
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red violet
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Firm | A
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    359
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 6
  • Harvest damage
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 15% more tubers | 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
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    19,7%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    Excellent | 8
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    8,45
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Sensitive | 5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Unsuitable | 4
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 5

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
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Susceptible | 5
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Spraing
    Very susceptible | 4,5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • Virus - X
    -
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Background

In order to be successful with a new variety in the salat market, the variety must meet a number of specific characteristics. This mainly concerns firm cooking characteristics (cooking type A), flavor and presentation on the plate. In addition, the potato must have a fine texture and be “fatty”. The latter characteristic is difficult to see, but it comes down to the fact that a potato with sufficient dry matter (19-20%) is firm, slightly moist and not too dry inside. The German customer also prefers a long oval, slender potato that is slightly curved in shape and has a deep yellow flesh color. Our Loreley variety has been bred specifically for this market and therefore meets all these characteristics.

Loreley is a cross between mother MA 98-0322 and father AR98-0341. These may seem to be two random seedlings, but they're not. The Mansholt variety is a sibling to Mariska and the AR seedling is a sibling to Rosagold – both of which are flavor highlights among the Agrico varieties. The variety was bred by Agrico Research.

We were advised by the company Weuthen in choosing the name for this variety. They held a competition for this, and Loreley was selected as the favorite name. Loreley is a fictional woman of infinite beauty who is deeply rooted in German culture. Much praised by sailors on the Rhine who thought they recognized her silhouette in a rock formation, she heralded the beginning of the end for them.

Loreley ©Agrico NL HR 2020
Martin Pot

Would you like to know more about the Loreley?

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 Loreley 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