Product manager Gerdien Poppe tells about the characteristics of Twister. A rather firm yellow ware variety with good yield and late blight resistance in foliage and tuber.
Plant and tuber
Sensitivity and quality
Twister (TW-08-1507) is a cross between AR 01-3104 with Zafira as the father. In both breeding lines, many old AR varieties are used as the parent, such as Armundo, Arielle, Venouska and Vokal. A gene is bred in on the mother plant’s side for resistance to late blight (Phytophthora), with a similar background to the variety Carolus. The variety was selected through the part of the selection program known as the ‘BioSelect route’. In other words: predominantly on trial fields located at organic growers. Twister has therefore been introduced to the market as a variety that can also be grown organically.
With its Phytophthora resistance, in combination with good presentation and satisfactory consumption quality, Twister has plenty of positive traits that offer opportunities within the retail landscape. In addition to the interest shown by Agrico’s own table potato department, Twister has now also been successfully introduced to countries such as France, Italy, Poland, and Sweden.
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 Twister or would like to know what Agrico can do for you with respect to varieties, please feel free to contact us.