AGATA Seed potatoes agata
Genetic origin: Quarto X Semlo
Breeder (s): Kartoffelzucht Bohm – Germany
Catalogue registration: 1989
Tuber: Long, regular, very shallow eyes, yellow skin, yellow flesh.
Sprout: Purple, spherical, strong hair.
Plant: Tall, upright habit, semi-branching type.
Stem: Weak pigmentation, with developed wavy wings.
Leaf: Clear green, moderately divided, half-opened; leaflet
average, rounded oval (1 = 1, 68); limbus plan.
Flowering: Moderately profuse.
Flower: White, partially pigmented flower bud.
cropping and use characters
Yield: 112% of Bintje.
Grading: Proportion of large tubers: very high in Forte.
disease Sensitivity: Leaf blight: fairly susceptible.
Tuber blight: slightly susceptible. Wart: not
attacked. Common scab: susceptible to very susceptible. Virus X: NTR
Virus A: NTR Virus Y: slightly susceptible. Leaf roll: fairly
susceptible. Nematode ROI -4: RAS
Internal tuber defects: Slightly susceptible to
stains. Rust and hollow heart, fairly susceptible to black spots
sensitivity to sprouting: Rather slightly susceptible.
Dormancy period: Fairly long.
Culinary quality: held in cooking, culinary group B,
blackening after cooking: none, very good fry color.
Dry matter content:. Fairly low
Keeping quality. Pretty good
average maturity variety, productive, with large tubers appearing well suited to industrial processing, despite a solids content rather lower than Bintje. It is susceptible to common scab