Opal x VR 808
- French fries
- Medium early ripening variety
- High yield
- Oval tubers
- light yellow skin colour, yellow colour of flesh
- Dry matter content: 21,3%
- Cooking type: AB, little discoloration after cooking
- Resistant to Potato Cyst Nematode Ro1
- Little susceptible to common scab
- Long dormancy period
Growing instructions (French Fries potatoes)
Bricata is a mid early variety for the transformation to French fries, in the bulk segment. The tuberisation is high with somewhat bulky oval to long oval shaped tubers with a light yellow skin and yellow flesh. The cooking type is AB with a dry matter content of 21.4% and excellent French fries quality. The variety is being widely introduced in the French fries market in Europe.
Bricata has an average dormancy period and can be planted directly from cold store or after a pre germination of two weeks.
This variety is rather sensitive to spraing and average for common scab. The yield is high on all soil types. Best to be planted on normal plant depth and on average to a bit wider distance. The foliage development is good. Bricata seems to be sensitive to a Metribuzin treatment.
Bricata requires a normal N-fertilisation of 250 kg / ha, well adapted to the soil analysis. On some fields the initial N-application can be kept at 75% with 25% after tuber set. For Phosphate the normal advice application is recommended and for Potassium a slightly higher amount (320 kg/ha) is recommended. On some fields a foliar application with Mg and Mn ensures the foliage vitality.
The variety Bricata has a good foliage development and some attention at haulm killing is required. The advise is to wait 3 weeks and harvest with care, because of the large and relatively long tubers.
Because of the average dormancy period, Bricata can be easely stored after a period of skin healing.
Resistance to diseases
Bricata is resistant to Potato Cyst nematodes Ro1 and to wart disease fysio 1. Normally susceptible for late blight in the foliage, but strong in the tubers. Rather strong against common scab.