Product manager Gerdien Poppe tells you more about the varierty Loreley, a second early salad variety. This variety has a beautiful presentation, good virus resistance and a delicious taste.
Plant and tuber
Sensitivity and quality
In order to be successful with a new variety in the salat market, the variety must meet a number of specific characteristics. This mainly concerns firm cooking characteristics (cooking type A), flavor and presentation on the plate. In addition, the potato must have a fine texture and be “fatty”. The latter characteristic is difficult to see, but it comes down to the fact that a potato with sufficient dry matter (19-20%) is firm, slightly moist and not too dry inside. The German customer also prefers a long oval, slender potato that is slightly curved in shape and has a deep yellow flesh color. Our Loreley variety has been bred specifically for this market and therefore meets all these characteristics.
Loreley is a cross between mother MA 98-0322 and father AR98-0341. These may seem to be two random seedlings, but they're not. The Mansholt variety is a sibling to Mariska and the AR seedling is a sibling to Rosagold – both of which are flavor highlights among the Agrico varieties. The variety was bred by Agrico Research.
We were advised by the company Weuthen in choosing the name for this variety. They held a competition for this, and Loreley was selected as the favorite name. Loreley is a fictional woman of infinite beauty who is deeply rooted in German culture. Much praised by sailors on the Rhine who thought they recognized her silhouette in a rock formation, she heralded the beginning of the end for them.
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 Loreley or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.