Retail
Fresh, Salads

Erika

An early firm cooking, salad and retail variety with a good common scab resistance.
  • Beautiful appearance
  • High tuberisation
  • Good Y-virus resistances
Marketsegments
Retail
Fresh, Salads
Erika nestje met doorsnee
Erika SNG CL®Agrico20
Agrico Aardappelveld

Plant and tuber characteristics

  • Maturity:
    early / 7,5
  • Light sprout colour:
    blue violet / BV
  • Flower colour:
    white / W
  • Number of berries:
    very high / 4
  • Foliage - initial development:
    average / 6
  • Foliage - final development:
    moderate / 6,5
  • Foliage - firmness:
    quite firm / 7
  • Skin colour:
    yellow / Y
  • Flesh colour:
    light yellow / 6
  • Skin finish:
    excellent / 8
  • Tuber shape:
    long oval / LO
  • Regularity of tuber shape:
    regular / 7
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation:
    quite high / 7
  • Tuber size:
    quite large / 7
  • Regularity of size:
    regular / 7

Sensitivity and quality

  • Secondary growth:
    quite sensitive / 6,5
  • Black spot (internal bruising):
    quite sensitive / 6
  • Growth cracks:
    quite sensitive / 6
  • Harvest damage:
    slightly sensitive / 7
  • Metribuzin - pre-emergence:
    slightly to not sensitive / 8
  • Metribuzin - post-emergence:
    slightly sensitive / 7,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon:
    slightly sensitive / 7
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene:
    - / -
  • Underwater weight:
    337
  • Dry matter content :
    18,6%
  • Cooking type:
    firm / A
  • Discolouration (after cooking):
    quite sensitive / 6
  • Raw discolouration:
    slightly sensitive / 7
  • Fries quality:
    unsuitable / 5
  • Dry matter distribution:
    - / -
  • Crisping quality:
    unsuitable / 4
  • TGA-level:
    2,6
  • Carvone oil:
    15% to 25% more tubers / 7
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy:
    average / 6,5
  • Mutation rate:
    this variety may exhibit a high mutation rate. Therefore, the use of carvone oil is discouraged. / Use of carvone oil can provoke mutations.

Resistances

  • Virus - Leaf roll:
    - / -
  • Virus - Yn:
    slightly to not susceptible / 8,5
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber):
    slightly susceptible / 7
  • Spraing:
    very susceptible / 4
  • Late blight - foliage:
    very susceptible / 3,5
  • Late blight - tuber:
    very susceptible / 4
  • Fusarium:
    susceptible / 5
  • Common scab:
    slightly susceptible / 7
  • Powdery scab:
    susceptible / 5,5
  • Black dot:
    slightly susceptible / 7
  • Wart disease F1:
    - / -
  • Wart disease F6:
    - / -
  • Wart disease F18:
    - / -
  • Golden nematode Ro 1/4:
    resistant / 9
  • Golden nematode Ro 2/3:
    - / -
  • White nematode Pa 2:
    - / -
  • White nematode Pa 3:
    - / -

Background

The Erika variety, grown in Austria, is a textbook example of how the international cooperation within the Agrico network is bearing fruit.

The variety is bred for the salat market, which requires potatoes with a firm cooking type, fine texture and excellent flavor. Erika amply meets these requirements and then exceeds them with the addition of a supreme presentation that has excited great interest from Portugal, France and Italy. And we’re sure it won’t stop there!

This potato originated from a crossing between parent varieties Marabel, from the Mansholt company, and an Agrico Research seedling (AR 88-156). Despite the fact that the cross was carried out at Agrico Research, the variety was selected in Austria by the NiederOostenreichischer Saatbaugenossenschaft (NOS). They regularly use parents from among Agrico varieties. In addition, each year they apply for 1,000 seeds from the Agrico Research breeding program. The Erika variety came from one of these orders and a partnership of more than 30 years.

As well as the breeding station, the NOS also has a trial field location that houses all Agrico seedlings alongside their own tests. The manager of this trial station has a lovely wife named Erika, after whom the variety is named. Moreover, it’s a name that is easy to pronounce and remember in many languages.

Erika ©Agrico NL HR 2020

Would you like to know more about the Erika?

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

Adrie Omtzigt

Product Manager
Omtzigt, Adrie | PM | Portret

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