Twister

A second early ware variety for conventional and organic cultivation with a good yield and late blight resistant in foliage and tuber. Twister is one of our Next Generation varieties. 

  • Retail | General purpose
  • Beautifull appearance
  • Good storability
  • Rather firm cooking

Suitable markets

Traditional

Retail

Fresh

Organic

Newest breed available
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Product manager Gerdien Poppe about Twister

Product manager Gerdien Poppe tells about the characteristics of Twister. A rather firm yellow ware variety with good yield and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber.

Most important Twister characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Second early | 7
  • Tuber shape
    Round oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Quite few | 5,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 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
    Quite high | 7,5
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    345
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather firm | AB
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite long | 7
  • Harvest damage
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 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 | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    19,0%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    5,63
  • 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
    Moderate | 5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4

Resistance

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

Background

Twister (TW-08-1507) is a cross between AR 01-3104 with Zafira as the father. In both breeding lines, many old AR varieties are used as the parent, such as Armundo, Arielle, Venouska and Vokal. A gene is bred in on the mother plant’s side for resistance to late blight (Phytophthora), with a similar background to the variety Carolus. The variety was selected through the part of the selection program known as the ‘BioSelect route’. In other words: predominantly on trial fields located at organic growers. Twister has therefore been introduced to the market as a variety that can also be grown organically.

With its Phytophthora resistance, in combination with good presentation and satisfactory consumption quality, Twister has plenty of positive traits that offer opportunities within the retail landscape. In addition to the interest shown by Agrico’s own table potato department, Twister has now also been successfully introduced to countries such as France, Italy, Poland, and Sweden.

 

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Would you like to know more about the Twister?

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

Martin Pot

Product Manager