Plant and tuber
Sensitivity and quality
The Faluka variety was bred for the South European and North African market. Harvest security and high yields under all conditions are the main criteria determining the success of a variety in these important countries. North African consumers prefer coarse, long potatoes, making the Faluka ideal for this market. Faluka is a cross between the Armundo and Ariëlle varieties. These varieties are round to oval in shape and both have a good yield. The Faluka variety has white flesh and a smooth, clear skin, giving it an excellent presentation.
It was bred by Freek Vos, who has been a member grower of Agrico for over 30 years.
The name Faluka refers to one of the most important final destinations for this variety, being the name of a type of sailing boat used for transport along the Nile in ancient times. However, the variety is not only destined for Egypt; it also goes to other Arab countries, with Libya being the most important so far.
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 Faluka or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.