Agria x VK 69-491
- French fries and fresh market
- Medium early ripening variety
- High yield
- Oval to long oval tubers
- light yellow skin colour, light yellow colour of flesh
- Dry matter content: 21,2%
- Cooking type BC, no discoloration after cooking
- Resistant to Potato Cyst Nematode Ro1
- Reasonable dormancy period
Growing instructions (French Fries potatoes)
Ramos is a mid early variety for the transformation to French fries and also suitable for the fresh market and the use for home fries. The tubers are oval to long oval shaped with a light yellow skin and flesh. The cooking type is BC with a dry matter content of 20.9%. The French fries quality is good, also after long term storage. The Ramos is widely grown in Northwest Europe, but also in some warmer climates.
Ramos has a long dormancy period, but no top sprout dominance. Receiving the seed potatoes three weeks before and planting with the sprouts just visible gives good results. Planting slightly deeper in not to cold soils (>10°C) is recommended.
This variety is not sensitive to spraing and fairly strong against common scab and can also be planted on light soils. The tuberisation is good and a planting distance of 32 cm is recommended for the size 35/50. The foliage develops quick with a good ground cover. Ramos is slightly sensitive to a Metribuzin treatment, so careful handling is necessary.
Ramos requires the advised Nitrate quantity of 250 kg/ha, well adapted to the soil analysis. If possible in two applications, 2/3 before 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.
The variety Ramos has a good skin finish and is only slightly sensitive to black spot and harvest damage, but because of the expected duration of storage, careful handling is advised.
After drying and healing, the variety Ramos can easily be stored for longer time. Take care not to ventilate too much.
Resistance to diseases
Ramos is resistant to Potato Cyst nematodes Ro1 and less susceptible for Pa2. Susceptible for late blight in the foliage and strong in the tubers and regular treatments are recommended. Rather strong against common scab and spraing.