Our product manager Adrie Omtzigt tells you about the variety Arizona, a second early ware variety with a consistent yield and quality.
Plant and tuber characteristics
Sensitivity and quality
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.
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 Arizonaor would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.