Our product manager Douwe Werkman explains more about the variety Fontane. It is the most known processing variety of Agrico due to his great processing characteristics and his many advantages for several stakeholders within the potato supply chain.
Plant and tuber
Sensitivity and quality
Pizza isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to potatoes. Yet the name Fontane has something to do with pizza. The grower, Eerke Pot van Lantmännen Seed B.V., is very fond of a pizzeria called Fontana. Because the name was not initially approved, they decided to change one letter and arrived at the name Fontane.
The Fontane variety is intended for the processing industry and is Agrico’s largest monopoly variety. The variety’s great success is due to its reliably high yield in cultivation – for both consumer and seed potato growers – and its excellent returns in the fries sector.
The crossing from which Fontane originated was made in 1986 at Agrico Research. The parents varieties, Agria and AR 76-34-3, have already individually been the source of many different offspring brought onto the market.
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 Fontane or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.