Variety Name: EsmeeRights Holder | Breeder: AGRICO RESEARCH BVCountry of Origin: NetherlandsYear of of introduction: 2013Parentage: LAURAxRODEO
A second early ware variety with nice red skin, good heat tolerance, and a good yield.
Retail | General purpose
Multiple virus resistances
Plant and tuber
Maturity: Second early
Tuber shape: Oval long
Flesh Colour: Yellow
Tuber size: Large
Skin colour: Red
Flower colour: Light purple
Origin and Breeding History
This variety is a cross between Laura and Rodeo.
Laura is a frequently used parent in various potato breeding programs. The variety has a very solid shape, beautiful red skin, and yellow flesh. Rodeo is a variety known for its capacity for good yields in various climates. This great combination results in an attractive potato – the Esmee variety.
This variety is intended for the early red-skinned market and was bred by Agrico Research. It also has other good properties such as excellent consumption quality and good virus resistance, and it is easy to grow.
Esmee is originally a French name that means “beloved” and we believe that it suits this variety well. Esmee is also a common girl's name and easy to pronounce in many languages.
News for this Potato Variety
November 13, 2018
Agrico warns: 'Considerably less seed potatoes available for export'
During the annual potato variety show at Agrico the topic of discussion was not limited to unique varieties on display. The impact of the excessive heat and drought this season on the seed potato market was also a hot topic.
Agrico presenteert 10 nieuwe rassen tijdens 'Portugese' show
Donderdag 9 november jl. opende Agrico haar jaarlijkse rassen- en zaailingenpresentatie bij haar kweek- en researchbedrijf Agrico Research in Bant. Jan van Hoogen presenteerde tien nieuwe rassen die onlangs zijn opgenomen op de Nationale Rassenlijst.