Quality for Low Fat French Fries!
Yield! Early Crop!
In 2001 the Felsina potato proved again that
it was capable of producing a high yield in a short growing
season. This short growing season was the cause of many crop failures of later maturing potatoes.
Follow growing instructions to
achieve optimum results. Cultivation of Potatoes Based on Dutch Conditions
Felsina can be
planted with small white buds. Pre-sprouting is
not necessary. Sometime a heat treatment before
planting is needed, when the seed tubers are
still in dormancy. Hardly susceptible to sprout
damage and little potatoes.
Requires a rather heavy N-fertilization.
Note: A divided dose is
advised. More than an average potassium-
fertilization is recommended.
Felsina gives best results on fertile soils with
a good structure. Felsina can be planted rather
early. When Felsina is grown for the French fries
industry the distance between the plants should
be about 2 cm narrower than the distance between
the plants of the variety Bintje.
Note: When grown for
the fresh consumption the distance between the
plants can even be more narrow. Planting depth
somewhere under the ground level is recommended
to avoid green tubers. Make sufficient and
regular irrigation to prevent to early ripening. Felsina is hardly susceptible to second growth
and seems to be only slightly susceptible to
Felsina is slightly susceptible to mechanical
damage and hardly susceptible to internal
bruising. Avoid mechanical damage. If the tubers
are lifted with care, harvest does not need to
cause many problems. If Felsina is cultivated for
the fresh consumption it is advisable to harvest
the potatoes rather early, before all the foliage
has dries off. In that way the skin remains
smooth and bright.
If cultivated for the
French fries industry, it is advisable to harvest
at a more mature stage.
Felsina has a moderate dormancy. Storage
temperature should be kept constant; not below 7C
to maintain the processing quality. A sprout
inhibitor might be needed. Storability comparable
Felsina is resistant to potato cyst nematodes Ro1
+ Ro4 (A). Moderately susceptible to foliage
blight and fairly resistant to tuber blight.
Slightly susceptible to PVY and PLRV. Felsina is
moderately resistant to common scab.
Felsina is a slightly mealy cooking consumption
variety with nice bright tubers and a good dry
matter content. Felsina is very suitable for the
French fires industry.
|Felsina - Variety
Description Based on Dutch Conditions 1999
Morene x Gloria (1980)
- Breeder: S.
Brunia, Kraggenburg. (Flevoland)
Resistant to Foliage development:
- Maturity: 7
- Wart disease:
- Color of
- Common scab: 6
- Color of skin:
- Internal heat
- Color of
- Shape of
- Tuber blight:
- Regularity of
- Fusarium: 5,5
- Shallowness of
- OWG: 430 (VERY
- Number of
- Virus-Yn: 6
- Size of
- Virus-X: 8
- Uniformity of
- Virus-A: 9
- Yield, early:
- Yield, mature:
- Dormancy: 6,5
- Drought: 7
- Dry matter
- Second growth:
- T.G.A. (mg/100
- Cooking type:
- French fries:
- Crisps (May):
figure stands for a favorable development of the
concerning characteristic. Early maturity, rapid
foliage development, yellow flesh, shallowness of
eyes, a large number of tubers, big size of
tubers, uniformity of size, a good dormancy, no
Discolor after cooking and a good quality for
French fries and crisps are also marked with a
Resistance: R - Resistant;
SS - Slightly Susceptible; S - Susceptible
achieve optimum results and for more information about the Felsina
variety as in growing instructions, caring for and yields
it is strongly recommended to