Variety Name: FontaneRights Holder | Breeder: SVALOF WEIBULL BVCountry of Origin: Netherlands NetherlandsYear of of introduction: 1999Parentage: AGRIA
Fontane is an early maincrop high-yielding processing variety for the production of French fries and flakes. The variety's great success is due to its reliably high yield in cultivation – for both consumer and seed potato growers – and its excellent returns in the fries sector.

  • Processing
  • Large tubers
  • High dry matter content
  • Suitable for different types of soil

Plant and tuber
  • Maturity: Early maincrop
  • Tuber shape: Oval
  • Flesh Colour: Light Yellow
  • Tuber size: Quite Large
  • Skin colour: Yellow
  • Flower colour: White
Pizza isn't the first thing you think of when it comes to potatoes. Yet the name Fontane has something to do with pizza. The grower, Eerke Pot van Lantmännen Seed B.V., is very fond of a pizzeria called Fontana.

Because the name was not initially approved, they decided to change one letter and arrived at the name Fontane. The Fontane variety is intended for the processing industry and is Agrico’s largest monopoly variety.

The crossing from which Fontane originated was made in 1986 at Agrico Research. The parents varieties, Agria and AR 76-34-3, have already individually been the source of many different offspring brought onto the market.

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