Red Sonia

very early quality ware potato

  • very attractive red skin colour
  • nice oval tuber shape
  • smooth skin, shallow eyes
RED SONIA - the beautiful red! Smooth skin, shallow eyes and a beautiful long-shelled lettuce shape characterize it.
Growing recommendations
Site requirements
medium to high demands to the soil quality and water supply; soils with uniform water supply should be preferred
Planting
medium to high tuberisation rate; approx. 43.000 plants/ha (seed size 35/55mm)
Planting depth
normal compared with local standard
Seed preparation
measures for speeding up plant development (sprouting stimulation, etc.) should be applied generally
Seed dressing
preventive control of Rhizoctonia solani is recommended
Herbicides
sensitivity to herbicide Metribuzin, high dose rates and/or post emergence application should be avoided
Foliage
routine protective control of late blight is recommended
Harvest
should be harvested carefully in order to save the excellent quality, also desiccation and taking care of good skin set before harvesting is recommended
Fertilization incl. return of previous crop at medium supply level
Nitrogen (N)
medium - compared with local standard
Phosphorus (P2O5)
100 kg/ha
Potassium (K2O)
200-250 kg/ha (at medium soil supply class)
Magnesium (MgO)
good supply compared with local standard
Variety characteristics
Maturityvery early
Cooking type
B
Consumption quality
quality ware potato; good table quality; nice yellow flesh colour
Yield
good marketable yield; attractive tubers
Youth development
rapid
Dormancy
high; good storability
Tuber characteristics
Tuber shape
oval
Eye depth
shallow
Flesh colour
yellow
Skin colour
red
Skin
smooth - netted
Resistances
PCN
Ro1 (9), Ro2/3 (9), Ro4 (9), Ro5 (9)
Potato wart disease
D1
Sensitivities
Potato Virus Y (PVY)
low
Foliage blight
medium
Common scrab
low
Spraing
low
Bruising
low
Mechanical damage
low

All particulars are based on offical variety trials and/or our own experience. However, as potatoes are natural products we cannot undertake any liability for these details. (status of information 07/2018)