Alouette

Alouette is an maincrop, versatile red skin ware variety with late blight resistance in foliage and tuber, suitable for conventional and organic production.

Alouette is one of the Next Generation of Blight resistant varieties. Alouette has a firm cooking type and has scored highly in sensory evaluation analysis.

  • Market outlet: table and organic
  • Excellent eating characteristics
  • Blight resistant
  • Suitable for conventional and organic production
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Suggested fertiliser treatment
Nitrogen: standard advice -10%.
Potassium: standard advice +20%.
Phosphate: standard advice.

Plant spacing
35/45mm: 24cm (46,300 plants/Ha).
45/55mm: 28cm (39,600 plants/Ha).
Spacing figures for 90cm row width.

Herbicide sensitivity
Metribuzin (Sencorex) can cause discolouration of the foliage.

Harvest
Allow skins to fully set before harvest.

Storage
Average dormancy and is suitable for medium to long term storage.

Alouette characteristics

Plant and tuber

  • Maturity
    Maincrop | 5
  • Tuber shape
    Oval long
  • Flesh Colour
    Yellow | 7,5
  • 5 low | 9 high
    Tuber number
    Average | 6
  • 5 small | 8 large
    Tuber size
    Medium | 6
  • Skin colour
    Red
  • Flower colour
    Purple
  • 4 none | 8 many
    No. of berries
    None | 4
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - initial development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • 4 slow | 8 fast
    Foliage: - final development
    Quite fast | 7,5
  • Foliage: - selectability
    Average | 6
  • 4 weak | 8 firm
    Foliage: - firmness
    Quite firm | 7,5
  • Lightsprout colour
    Red-purple
  • 4 irregular | 8 regular
    Uniformity of shape
    Regular | 7
  • 5 irregular | 8 regular
    Uniformity of size
    Quite regular | 6,5
  • 3 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Skin finish
    Quite good | 6,5

Quality characteristics

  • 6 average | 9 high
    Average yield
    Quite high | 7
  • 300 low | 500 high
    Underwater weight
    389
  • A firm | AB rather firm | B rather floury | BC floury | C floury
    Cooking type
    Rather firm | AB
  • 4 short | 8 long
    Dormancy
    Average | 6
  • Resistance to harvest damage
    Very sensitive | 4,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Secondary growth
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Growth cracks
    Quite sensitive | 6,5
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Black spot
    Minimum to nonsensitive | 8
  • 17% low | 26,5% high
    Dry matter content
    21%
  • 5 moderate | 8 excellent
    Dry matter distribution
    -
  • 1 very low | 11 quite high
    TGA level
    3,6
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Raw discolouration
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 very sensitive | 8 minimum to none sensitive
    Discolouration after cooking
    Minimum sensitive | 7
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for chipping
    Average | 6,5
  • 4 insufficient | 8 excellent
    Suitable for crisping
    Average | 6,5

Disease resistances

  • Late blight foliage
    Minimum to non susceptible | 9
  • Late blight tuber
    Minimum to non susceptible | 9
  • Common scab
    Susceptible | 5,5
  • PCN Ro 1/4
    Resistant | 9
  • PCN Ro 2/3
    Field resistant | 8
  • PCN Pa 2 Pallida
    Susceptible | 1
  • PCN Pa 3 Pallida
    Susceptible | 1
  • Powdery scab
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Fusarium
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Blackleg
    -
  • Black dot
    Minimum susceptible | 7,5
  • Spraing
    Susceptible | 5
  • Leafroll
    -
  • A
    -
  • X
    Minimum susceptible | 7
  • Yn
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Virus - Yntn (tuber symptoms)
    Minimum to non susceptible | 8
  • Wart disease F1
    Resistant | 10
  • Wart disease F6
    -
  • Wart disease F18
    -