Twinner

Early yielding ware variety for conventional and organic cultivation with late blight resistance in foliage and tuber.

  • Retail | General purpose
  • Large tubers
  • Beautifull appearance
  • Rather firm cooking

Suitable markets

Traditional

Retail

Fresh

Organic

Newest breed available

Most important Twinner statistics

Plant and tuber

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

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Average | 6,5
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    359
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather firm | AB
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 6
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • Talent
    On average more than 25% more tubers | 8
  • 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 | 7,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 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
    7,8
  • 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
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    -

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum to none susceptible | 8
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum to none susceptible | 9
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Erwinia
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    -
  • Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Yntn
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Background

Twinner is an early-maturing consumer variety with excellent consumption quality. Apart from the crossing, this variety was developed entirely on the organic farm run by the te Winkel family. After experiencing Phytophthora problems in organic potato cultivation for a number of years, Wim te Winkel decided to lend a hand. Wim was able to connect quickly with Agrico Research because he sold all his potatoes through Agrico.

The cross that produced the Twinner variety was between seedling MA 98-0032 (from Mansholt) and seedling AR 00-87-22 (from Agrico Research). There are a couple of well-known varieties among Twinner’s ancestors – Marabel and Sirco, both Mansholt varieties. A resistance gene against Phytophthora has been crossed into the parent sourced from Agrico Research.

Each seedling bred at Agrico is assigned a two-letter code followed by a year and an individual number. The abbreviation for te Winkel is TW, and when combined with the word “winner”, forms this variety’s name.

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Gerdien Poppe

Product Manager