With climate change, the CIPC ban, and the ban on insecticides and many other phytosanitary products, potato producers work hard to offer varieties meeting these new challenges.
According to LÃ©a Roussineau of Europlant France, we need varieties that have it all: Taste, tolerance to diseases, good harvest yields and good conservation, without forgetting a good ‘washability’.
â€œWe are faced more and more often with extreme weather events, where periods of rain alternate with periods of drought. Our Jelly variety is a rather rustic variety which proved itself in recent years. It was able to wait for the rain to fall and gave good harvest yields.â€
Jelly is very popular on the French market, just like the semi-early Georgina variety.
Another variety promoted by Europlant France is the firm flesh Allians. Resistant to mildew, this variety primarily developed within organic agriculture.