Romano

Second early ware variety with a red skin, moderate virus resistance and good storing qualities.

  • Traditional
  • Uniform tuber size
  • Round oval tubers
  • Multiple wart disease resistances

Suitable markets

Traditional

Romano nestje met doorsnee
Romano SNG CL®Agrico20

Most important Romano characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Second early | 6,5
  • Tuber shape
    Round oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Cream | 5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Average | 6
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite good | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red violet
  • 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
    360
  • 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
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    19,7%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    2,1
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Sensitive | 5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Average | 6
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 4

Resistance

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

Would you like to know more about the Romano?

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

Peter Geluk

Product Manager