Palace

Maincrop, high yielding processing variety for the French fries industry which is suitable to grow on different soil types.

  • High dry matter content
  • Large tubers
  • Nice skin finish
  • Conventional

Suitable markets

Traditional

Processing

Fries, Flakes

Retail

Fresh

Most important Palace characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 4,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Green-red
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8,5
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    430
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite short | 5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Good | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Average | 6
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 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
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    23,2%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    Average | 6
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    14,1
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Sensitive | 5,5
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | C
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Very sensitive | 4

Resistance

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

Background

Palace (a fries variety) originated from the Agrico Research breeding program and was selected from a special cross. The mother (AR 01- 3350) is a cross between an American imported cross parent and the German consumer variety Laura. The father (ADD 93-20902) is a diploid level seedling from the Agrico Research breeding program. Palace falls between the Marquis and the Fontane in terms of ripening times. This variety performs well under warmer conditions, such as in Central and Southern Europe. In addition, Palace has the same potato virus Y resistance as Agria. Another advantage of this potato is its skin quality. Palace has a great skin that offers more possibilities in the market than just processing.

The name Palace was proposed by an Agrico employee and chosen by a special selection committee.

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Would you like to know more about the Palace?

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If you have any specific questions about the Palace or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.

Tjalling Douma

Product Manager