Melrose

An early maincrop, multipurpose specialty with a strong flavour.

  • Rather floury cooking type
  • Yellow flesh colour

Suitable markets

Retail

Fresh, Specials

Processing

Convenience

Melrose GRB CL©Agrico20
Melrose SNG CL©Agrico20
Melrose CHK©Agrico20

Most important Melrose characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Early maincrop | 6
  • Tuber shape
    Oval
  • Flesh Colour
    Yellow | 7
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Quite large | 7
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuberisation
    High | 8
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    White
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    -
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Average | 6,5
  • 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
    -
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of tuber shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Regularity of size
    Quite regular | 6
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Above average | 6,5

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    -
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    406
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 6
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Above average | 6,5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Unsuitable | 5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Metribuzin
    Minimum sensitive | 7,5
  • 3 very sensitive | 8 minimum tot none sensitive
    Bentazon
    -
  • 4 poor result | 8 good result
    Ethylene
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Quite sensitive | 6
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    22%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    9.5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Very sensitive | 4
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather floury | B
  • Harvest damage
    Minimum sensitive | 7

Resistance

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

Would you like to know more about the Melrose?

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 Melrose 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