Lugano

Early maincrop yellow flesh processing variety with good resistances to potato cyst nematodes.

  • Large tubers
  • Multiple resistances
  • Good storability
  • Conventional

Suitable markets

Traditional

Processing

Fries

Most important Lugano characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 5,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval long
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Low | 5
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Quite many | 7
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red
  • 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
    Quite good | 6

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    394
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Long | 8
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Very sensitive | 4
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • Talent ®
    On average more than 25% more tubers | 8
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 15% more tubers | 6
  • 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 | 6,5
  • 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
    Very sensitive | 4
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    21,4%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    Good | 7,5
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    6,9
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 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
    -

Resistance

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

Background

Lugano originated from a cross between two parent lines, both of which were selected to achieve resistance to potato fatigue. Lugano scores a 9, the highest possible score, for both pathotypes Pa2 and Pa3 (DE) known in the Netherlands. The variety is also resistant to Globodera rostochiensis pathotype Ro1 and Ro3. The cherry on the cake is the variety’s additional resistance to potato wart disease physio 1 and 6. This puts Lugano on the O and D list of the NVWA (Netherlands Food & Consumer Product Safety Authority), which means that the variety can be grown on all soil types throughout the Netherlands. Lugano is mainly used in the fries industry and in the Fish and Chips market in the UK.

Of all the proposed names submitted by various people, Mr. Vos (a passionate breeder and a true Agrico man) thought Lugano sounded the most international. Lugano is also a town in the south of Switzerland with a lake of the same name. Although potatoes are hardly found there, the residents eat enormous quantities of fries.

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Would you like to know more about the Lugano?

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If you have any specific questions about the Lugano 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