Marfona

A second early ware variety with large tubers, a high yield and suitable for the ‘baker’ markets.

Our overview of potato varieties provides an insight into the global Agrico portfolio. In your country, Marfona may only be limitedly available, or unavailable. Agrico’s portfolio includes a number of very similar and widely available potato varieties. Alternatives, depending on regional preferences, are listed below.

Please ask your local representative whether Marfona is available in your area, or what alternative varieties are available.

  • Retail | Traditional
  • Rather firm cooking
  • Uniform tuber shape and size
  • Good virus resistances

Suitable markets

Traditional

Retail

Fresh

Marfona nestje met doorsnee
Marfona SNG CL®Agrico20

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Constance nestje met doorsnee
Constance
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Vogue nestje met doorsnee
Vogue
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Spectra nestje met doorsnee
Spectra
Available
Plant and tuber
Maturity
Second early | 7 Second early | 6,5 Second early | 7
Tuber shape
Oval round Oval long Oval round
Flesh Colour
Light yellow | 6,5 Yellow | 7 Light yellow | 6
5 low | 9 high
Tuberisation
Average | 6 Average | 6 Quite high | 7
5 small | 8 large
Tuber size
Quite large | 7 Large | 8 Quite large | 7,5
Sensitivity and quality
6 average | 9 high
Relative yield
Quite high | 7 High | 8 High | 8
300 low | 500 high
Underwater weight
358 311 324
A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
Cooking type
Rather firm | AB Rather firm | AB Rather firm | AB
4 short | 8 long
Dormancy
Quite long | 6,5 Quite short | 5 Quite short | 5
Harvest damage
Very sensitive | 4,5 Quite sensitive | 6 Quite sensitive | 6
Resistance
Late blight foliage
Susceptible | 5 Very susceptible | 4 Very susceptible | 4,5
Late blight tuber
Very susceptible | 4,5 Minimum susceptible | 6 Minimum susceptible | 6
Common scab
Minimum susceptible | 6 Minimum susceptible | 6 Susceptible | 5
PCN Ro 1/4
- Resistant | 9 Resistant | 9
PCN Ro 2/3
- - -
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Details

Most important Marfona characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Second early | 6,5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval round
  • Flesh Colour
    Light yellow | 6
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    Low | 5
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7,5
  • Skin colour
    Yellow
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    Average | 6
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Average | 7
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite good | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red violet
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Quite regular | 6
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    349
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather firm | AB
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite short | 5,5
  • Harvest damage
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 5% fewer or more tubers | 5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    19,2%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Unsuitable | 5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 4,5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Susceptible | 5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Common scab
    Very susceptible | 4,5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    -
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Fusarium
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • Erwinia
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Black dot
    Susceptible | 5
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5
  • Leafroll
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Virus - A
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - X
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -
Martin Pot

Would you like to know more about the Marfona?

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

Martin Pot

Product Manager