Manitou

Maincrop ware variety with an attractive red skin with a high yield.

  • Large tubers
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Multiple potato cyst nematodes resistances
  • Conventional

Suitable markets

Traditional

Retail

Fresh

Most important Manitou characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 5
  • Tuber shape
    Long oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Quite high | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6,5
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Light purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Quite few | 5
  • Stolon length
    Medium
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    351
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 5,5
  • Harvest damage ware potatoes
    Sensitive | 5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Sensitive | 5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • Talent ®
    -5% less tubers and / or mutant sensitive | 4
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    15% to 25% more tubers | 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
  • 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
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    19,4%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry Matter Distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,4
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration (after cooking)
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for French fries
    Moderate | 5,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Insufficient | 4,5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Susceptible | 5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Common scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Erwinia
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Spraing
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Yntn
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Would you like to know more about the Manitou?

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

Gerdien Poppe

Product Manager