Meryem

A maincrop, high yielding consumption variety with a beautiful red skin.

  • Traditional
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Good tuberisation
  • Good virus resistances

Suitable markets

Traditional

Meryem nestje met doorsnee
Meryem SNG CC®Agrico20
Meryem SNG CL®Agrico20
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Product manager Douwe Werkman about Meryem

Our product manager Douwe Werkman explains the features of Meryem. This potato variety has a nice red skin and a high yield potential which makes Meryem very popular among our customers. 

Most important Meryem characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 5
  • Tuber shape
    Long oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Fast | 8
  • 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 violet
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6,5

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 9
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    349
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Short | 4
  • Harvest damage
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 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 | 6,5
  • 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
    19,2%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,3
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Below average | 5,5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 4

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Very susceptible | 4,5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    -
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Fusarium
    Susceptible | 5
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Spraing
    Minimum to non susceptible | 9
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • resistancesX
    -
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    Slightly susceptible | 9
  • Wart disease F18
    -
Ilie Patu

Would you like to know more about the Meryem?

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 Meryem or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.

Ilie Patu

Product Manager