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INNOVATOR

Innovator
Variety Name: InnovatorRights Holder | BreederHZPC Holland BVCountry of OriginNetherlands NetherlandsYear of of introduction1999ParentageSHEPODY x RZ 84-2580
This tasty Russet Skin variety with medium maturity is the first russet-skinned variety from HZPC. While already popular in Europe, it is gaining popularity in North America as a premium baking and frying potato.

Tubers

Long oval, Russet Skin variety, having shallow eyes and cream-colored flesh. Nice uniform size, Grades very well, high pack-out. Specific gravity presents optimum quality for baking and processing.

Foliage

Foliage develops rapidly but with few stems. Note: foliage is sensitive to applications of the herbicide metribuzin.

Diseases

High resistance to cyst nematodes, wart disease, leaf, and tuber blight. Somewhat susceptible to common scab.

Quality

Innovator is an excellent variety for boiling, baking and French frying. Innovator has a remarkable good flavor. Stable dry matter content. The ability to recondition from long term storage makes this an ideal variety for the processing industry.

Features

  • Big size tubers
  • Consistent high frying quality
  • Suitable for QSR
  • Length specifications
  • PCN resistance to Pa2 and Pa3

Plant and tuber
 
  • Maturity: Medium early
  • Tuber shape: Oval
  • Flesh Colour: Light yellow
  • Tuber size: Large
  • Skin colour: Brown = russet
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