VR 808 x Lady Jo
- Medium early ripening variety
- High yield
- Round to round oval tubers
- Yellow skin colour, yellow colour of flesh
- Dry matter content: 24,1%
- Cooking type BC, no discoloration after cooking
- Resistant to Potato Cyst Nematode Ro1
- Long dormancy period
Growing instructions (Crisps potatoes)
Levinata is a mid early variety for the transformation to crisps. The tubers are round to round oval with a yellow skin and yellow flesh. The cooking type is C with a dry matter content of 24.1% and excellent crisping quality. The variety is being widely introduced in Europe.
Medium early with early tuberisation.
Levinata has a long dormancy period and receiving the seed potatoes timely is recommended. Don’t plant in to cold soils and if possible apply a treatment against Rhizoctonia.
This variety is only slightly sensitive to spraing and strong against common scab and can also be planted on lighter soils. The tuberisation is rather good, but on heavier soils it is recommended to plant on a closer distance. Levinata develops a medium high light green foliage with rather good ground cover. Levinata is sensitive to a Metribuzin treatment.
Levinata gives good results when following the advise applications of Nitrate. If possible in two applications, 2/3 during planting and 1/3 directly after tuberisation. For Phosphate the normal advice application is recommended and for Potassium a slightly higher amount (300 kg/ha) is recommended to guarantee the tuber quality.
Like most crisping varieties also the variety Levinata prefers to mature gradually to secure the quality. With a rapid skin finish and only slightly sensitive to black spot and harvest damage harvesting gives generally no problems. Because of the high dry matter careful handling is essential.
The dormancy is long and the variety Levinata holds the sugar level low and can easily be used for long term storage.
Resistance to diseases
Levinata is resistant to Potato Cyst nematodes Ro1 and to wart disease fysio 1. Normally susceptible for late blight and regular treatments are recommended. Rather strong against common scab en spraing. Levinata has generally no problems with storage diseases.