Victoria x Felsina
- French fries
- Medium early ripening variety
- High yield
- Long oval tubers
- light yellow skin colour, white colour of flesh
- Dry matter content: 21,6%
- Cooking type BC, no discoloration after cooking
- Resistant to Potato Cyst Nematode Ro1
- Long dormancy period
Growing instructions (table potatoes)
Bafana is a medium late variety, developed for the transformation to French fries. The tuber number is average with long oval shaped tubers with light yellow skin and white flesh. The cooking type is BC and the dry matter content is 20.7%. The French fries quality is excellent and this variety is mainly used in North West European countries.
Bafana has an average dormancy period and a strong top sprout dominance. It is advised take the seed potatoes timely out cold store and pre germinate till small sprouts develop. (White points stage.) This variety is sensitive to de-sprouting and if possible, this has to be avoided.
The Bafana is slightly sensitive to spraing and average against common scab and can be grown on most soil types. The foliage development and the tuberisation is normally good. A normal Metribuzin treatment causes no problems.
Bafana requires a normal N-fertilisation well adapted to the soil analysis. For Phosphate a slightly higher then advised quantity is recommended. And for Potassium the normal advice application is recommended. Take care that the Calcium availability is in order, specially in the beginning of the growing season.
The variety Bafana has a good foliage development and crop killing takes some extra attention. It is recommended to wait 2-3 weeks and harvest with care, because of the length of the tubers and the thin skin.
Bafana has a good dormancy and after the drying period storage is relatively easy. The French fries quality remains, also after longer storage on a high level.
Resistance to diseases
Resistant to Potato Cyst nematodes Ro1 and to wart disease fysio 1.Rather susceptible to late blight in the foliage and the tubers and careful management is necessary. The Bafana is rather strong against common scab.