Zafira

Early maincrop high yielding ware variety with good heat tolerance.

  • Large tubers
  • Beautifull appearance
  • Good resistences to common scab and virus
  • Conventional

Suitable markets

Traditional

Most important Zafira characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 6
  • Tuber shape
    Oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Average | 6
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Easy | 8
  • 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
    Regular | 7,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Good | 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    323
  • 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
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Very sensitive | 4
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • Talent ®
    On average more than 25% more tubers | 8
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Sensitive | 5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Harvest damage seed potatoes
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    17,9%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    4,8
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Average | 6
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4

Resistance

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

Would you like to know more about the Zafira?

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

Richard Mooijweer

Product Manager