The potato sector finds itself in a world that demands durable varieties. These include water-efficient types of potatoes. You must be able to process them directly from the field into long storage. But also a variety that sustainably provides the highest possible marketable yield. Meijer Potato has transformed all these wishes into new commercial varieties.
This Dutch company continues to build on its varieties' potential. They've now introduced a robust generation of varieties. These new varieties expand Meijer Potato's current commercial range. And they meet changing global market requirements.
The robust generation
This robust generation consists of three varieties - the Acoustic, Sound, and Lady Jane. The Acoustic and Sound are ware potatoes, while the Lady Lane is suited to french fries. "All three varieties are very suitable for organic cultivation. That's partly due to their Phytophthora resistance," says a company spokesperson.
The Acoustic contends well with rapidly changing climate conditions. That ensures that this variety produces good-quality potatoes. The Acoustic also has the highest possible yield on the market. This potato is uniformly oval with nice skins and good flavor.
The Acoustic can be 'responsibly grown'. That's thanks to the minimal need for pesticides and fertilizers. It's very well-suited to organic farming. Again, partly due to its Phytophthora resistance.
The Sound has a well-developed, strong plant with a well-developed root system. So, it demonstrates great saleable results in various climatic and growing conditions. The Sound has long oval tubers with nice skins.
This variety has high, marketable per hectare yields. Thanks to its Phytophthora resistance, it too is highly-suited to organic farming.
This variety is perfect for French fries. That's in contrast to the two potato types already discussed. It produced a good net yield in various conditions, including sandy and clay soils. This yield can ultimately be processed into good quality French fries. The Lady Jane retains its nice frying color throughout the storage season.
The Lady Jane