Signum

A maincrop starch variety with very extensive potato cyst nematodes and potato wart disease resistance and a very high starch yield.

  • Processing
  • Large tubers
  • High dry matter content
  • Multiple resistances

Suitable markets

Processing

Starch

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Most important Signum statistics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 4
  • Tuber shape
    Round oval
  • 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
    Purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    Number of berries
    None | 4
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite good | 7,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Fast | 8
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Quite easy | 7
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Firm | 8
  • Lightsprout colour
    Dark red-purple
  • 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
    Quite good | 6

Sensitivity and quality

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Relative yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    536
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Floury | C
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Short | 4,5
  • Harvest damage
    Sensitive | 5
  • 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
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Very sensitive | 4
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    28,4%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    7,6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    -
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Gray discolouration (after cooking)
    Sensitive | 5
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Fries quality
    Average | 6
  • 4 unsuitable | 8 excellent
    Crisping quality
    Average | 6

Resistance

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum susceptible | 6,5
  • Late blight tuber
    Susceptible | 5
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    -
  • PCN Pa 2
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Pa 3
    Resistant | 9
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Fusarium
    -
  • Erwinia
    Susceptible | 5
  • Black dot
    -
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • Virus - A
    -
  • Virus - X
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Virus - Yn
    Minimum susceptible | 6
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F18
    Slightly susceptible | 9
Martin Pot

Would you like to know more about the Signum?

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 Signum 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