Avanti
Lady Felicia x Carrera

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Characteristics

  • Fresh market
  • Maturity: very early
  • Rather high yield
  • Oval/roundoval tubers
  • Colour of skin and flesh: yellow
  • Dry matter content: 15.7%
  • Cooking type A, no discoloration after cooking
  • Resistant to potato cyst nematodes Ro1,4
  • Strong against common scab
  • Long dormancy period

 

Growing instructions (table potatoes)

General remarks

Avanti is a very early table potato for the retail fresh markets in Northern, Western and Southern Europe. With a bright, yellow skin and yellow flesh, the market of Avanti will concentrate in the early regions in Europe. The cooking type is A (firm cooking) with no discoloration after cooking. The tubers of this variety are roundoval-oval and have a very uniform shape and good skin finish. The dry matter content is quite low (15,7%). The early maturity in combination with a long dormancy period is remarkable.

 

Maturity

Very early, with very early tuberization.

 

Seed treatment

A heat treatment to break the apical dominance is not necessary.

 

Cultivation

Avanti is strong against scab and prefers lighter soils with high organic matter. After complete foliage development, the foliage will remain relatively low and open. It appears that the foliage is fairly susceptible to extreme weather conditions like wind and hail. Although the tuber resistance is quite good, normal treatments against late blight are recommended.

 

Fertilisation

Avanti requires a higher N-fertiliser than average to obtain a sufficient foliage development. If the application of N will be split, the second application should be immediately after tuberisation, otherwise the Nitrogen will not be sufficiently absorbed.

 

Harvest

Avanti has a very good skin finish and is not sensitive to internal bruising. However, caution on harvesting is always recommended.

 

Storage

Because of the rather long dormancy period, Avanti can be stored well for a longer period.

 

Resistance to diseases

Resistant to potato cyst nematodes Ro1,4. Quite susceptible to foliage blight (Phytophthora infestans) and fairly strong for tuber blight. Strong against common scab. Quite susceptible to PVY, however not susceptible for PVYntn symptoms in the tuber.

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