Arizona

A second early ware variety, producing high yields under various climatic conditions.

  • Traditional
  • Uniform tuber shape and size
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Multiple virus resistances

Suitable markets

Traditional

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Product manager Adrie Omtzigt about Arizona

Our product manager Adrie Omtzigt tells you about the variety Arizona, a second early ware variety with a consistent yield and quality. 

Most important Arizona characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Second early | 6,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Large | 8
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Below average | 5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Average | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Average | 6
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red violet
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Regular | 7,5
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Regular | 7
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Good | 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    relativeYieldClay
    High | 9
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    301
  • 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
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Sensitive | 5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    15% to 25% more tubers | 7
  • 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
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    17,0%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    4,2
  • 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 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Unsuitable | 4
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 4

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Late blight tuber
    Susceptible | 5
  • 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 | 2
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Erwinia
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • Virus - X
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    Quite susceptible | 6
  • Wart disease F18
    -

Background

Arizona is a variety specially bred for the South European and North African market. It performs well under diverse growing conditions, which is an important requirement for these markets. In addition, coarse-growing varieties are popular in these countries, and Arizona satisfies that demand. This variety has made a good impression right from the start, annually appearing in the top three of its year.

Arizona is a special combination of two varieties. The mother, UK 150-19D22, is English in origin and is the legacy of a takeover from an English breeding program. While it didn’t directly provide varieties for Agrico, it did supply a number of good parent varieties for continued breeding. The father variety, Mascotte, comes from the Mansholt breeding center and is itself the result of a combination of a Dutch and a German parent. This variety was not included in the Dutch variety list, but it has led to an effective European cooperation.

Arizona is named after the American state of the same name with which it shares a number of characteristics. The landscape of the state is largely untouched and its population is diverse. While the Arizona potato variety has a very cultivated appearance, it actually grows well under all conditions without much technical input.

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Would you like to know more about the Arizona?

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 Arizona 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