Rudolph

An early maincrop ware variety with an attractive red skin, a good heat tolerance and a very high yield.

  • Traditional
  • White flesh colour
  • Large tubers
  • Good storability

Suitable markets

Traditional

Rudolph nestje met doorsnee
Rudolph SNG CL®Agrico20
Rudolph WDG®Agrico20
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Product manager Douwe Werkman about Rudolph

Our product manager Douwe Werkman tells you more about the Rudolph. This variety can be succesfully grown in difficult growing conditions due to his good heat tolerance. 

Most important Rudolph statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 5,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval round
  • Flesh Colour
    White | 4
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Low | 5
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Average | 6
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Average | 6
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Good | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Firm | 8
  • 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
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    376
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather firm | AB
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Long | 8
  • 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
    -
  • 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
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    20,5%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    5,5
  • 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 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Quite difficult | 5,5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • Late blight tuber
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • 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 susceptible | 6
  • Erwinia
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • Virus - X
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Virus - Yn
    Susceptible | 5
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    Moderate susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Background

Rudolph “the red-nosed reindeer” – who doesn't know him? Now not only the best-known reindeer on earth, but also a red-skinned Agrico potato variety. The potato has a red skin with deep red eyes, combined with the American white flesh color. This variety occupies a special position in the supply for the red-skinned market.

The parentage of the Rudolph variety is actually a little uncertain as the British breeder did not properly document all of the relevant parentage data. It is assumed that Rudolph is a cross between Chieftain and Stirling, but this is far from certain. In any case, the breed does display some resistance to late blight.

Rudolph ©Agrico NL HR 2020
Douwe Werkman

Would you like to know more about the Rudolph?

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 Rudolph 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