Madison

early crisps variety

  • creamy flesh colour
  • early processing quality
  • early dry matter content
  • stable at storage
MADISON - early supply of premium quality for the crisps industry
Growing recommendations
Site requirements
average to better soil conditions; locations susceptible to scab should be avoided
Planting
Seed material sorting
35/55
Row widthTubers/ha
75 cm90 cm
32-34 cm
27-28 cm
40,400
Planting depth
standard
Seed preparation
has good dormancy; sensitive to sprout breaking; a temperature shock briefly before planting (3-4 days) is beneficial
Seed dressing
dressing against Rhizoctonia solani recommended
Herbicides
exhibits average sensitivity to Metribuzin in the post-emergence
Foliage
average leaf health; timely and regular use of fungicides against late blight is required
Harvest
ensure gentle harvest
Fertilization incl. return of previous crop at medium supply level
Nitrogen (N)
medium - compared to the local standard (whole amount at planting)
Phosphorus (P2O5)
100 kg/ha (water soluble phosphate at planting)
Potassium (K2O)
250-190 kg/ha (preferably as sulphate; on lighter soils split doses)
Magnesium (MgO)
70 kg/ha (for yield and quality assurance)
Variety characteristics
Maturityearly
Processing quality
early dry matter content, very stable processing quality
Yield
early good yield with stable dry matter content
Youth development
rapid
Dormancy
good dormancy
Tuber characteristics
Tuber shape
round
Eye depth
shallow - medium
Flesh colour
cream
Skin colour
yellow
Skin
smooth - netted
Number of tubers
medium
Resistances
PCN
Ro1 (9), Ro4 (9)
Sensitivities
Common scab
medium
Spraing
high
Bruising
medium
Mechanical damage
medium

All particulars are based on official variety trials and/or our own experience. However, as potatoes are natural products we cannot undertake any liability for these details. (10/2020)