Markies

High yielding all-round maincrop variety for French fries, crisping, fast food (QSR market) and fresh consumption.

  • Processing | Traditional
  • Large tubers
  • Multiple virus resistances
  • Good storability

Suitable markets

Traditional

Processing

Fries, Chips

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Product manager Adrie Omtzigt about Markies

Markies is a variety suitable for the French fries industry. Adrie Omtzigt will explain its good yield, excellent storability and good baking quality.

Most important Markies characteristics

Plant and tuber

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

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    High | 8,5
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    427
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Quite long | 6,5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Excellent | 8
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Good | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    5% to 15% more tubers | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    22,8%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    Good | 7,5
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,4
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | BC
  • Harvest damage
    Sensitive | 5

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    -
  • PCN Pa 3
    -
  • Powdery scab
    Very susceptible | 3,5
  • Fusarium
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Erwinia
    Susceptible | 5
  • Black dot
    -
  • Spraing
    Very susceptible | 4
  • Leafroll
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Virus - A
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - X
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Wart disease F1
    -
  • Wart disease F6
    Quite susceptible | 5
  • Wart disease F18
    -
Omtzigt, Adrie | PM | Portret

Would you like to know more about the Markies?

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

Adrie Omtzigt

Product Manager