Early maincrop yellow flesh processing variety with good resistances to potato cyst nematodes.
Processing | General purpose
Plant and tuber
Maturity: Early maincrop
Tuber shape: Oval long
Flesh Colour: Light yellow
Tuber size: Large
Skin colour: Yellow
Flower colour: White
Origin and Breeding History
Lugano originated from a cross between two parent lines, both of which were selected to achieve resistance to potato fatigue. Lugano scores a 9, the highest possible score, for both pathotypes Pa2 and Pa3 (DE) known in the Netherlands.
The variety is also resistant to Globodera rostochiensis pathotype Ro1 and Ro3. The cherry on the cake is the variety's additional resistance to potato wart disease physio 1 and 6.
This puts Lugano on the O and D list of the NVWA (Netherlands Food & Consumer Product Safety Authority), which means that the variety can be grown on all soil types throughout the Netherlands. Lugano is mainly used in the fries industry and in the Fish and Chips market in the UK.
Of all the proposed names submitted by various people, Mr. Vos (a passionate breeder and a true Agrico man) thought Lugano sounded the most international. Lugano is also a town in the south of Switzerland with a lake of the same name. Although potatoes are hardly found there, the residents eat enormous quantities of fries.
News for this Potato Variety
十一月 16, 2023
50 years of Agrico: with heart and soil committed to the next generation
On 9 and 10 November, potato company Agrico held its annual Variety and Seedling Show at Agrico Research in Bant. This year was dedicated to its 50th anniversary.
Dutch cooperative Agrico highlights 'professionalism' during their show of new potato varieties
On 7 and 8 November, Agrico held its annual variety show at its research station in Bant. During this show, the cooperative presented its new, innovative varieties and inspired visitors to work together to maximise professionalism in the chain.