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A high marketable yield already 40 days after emergence and splendid tuber appearance that attracts attention. In the years 2019-2022 110% compared to the standard in the first term of tuber harvest.


Variety characteristic:

Piwonia is a very early ware variety destinated for a very early harvest. It is perfectly suited for pre-sprouting and for cultivation under a plast/fibertex. It forms an extremely strong and a thick light sprout. Piwonia is a medium height plant with a rapid foliage development. It builds a compact and low canopy with a very good leaf health. It is characterized by a scarce inflorescence. It forms middle number of tubers middle in the ridge. Piwonia reveals a brilliant marketable yield during early harvest (112 % compared to the reference variety). Piwonia distances other varieties in terms of tuber appearance. Their middle-sized tubers are homogenous and are characterized by an uniform grading. Unique brightness of the yellow, smooth skin and very shallow eyes are typical features of Piwonia. These features make the packed potatoes very attractive to the customer. The taste will surely satisfy a gourmet of the culinary B – slightly mealy type. It retains its taste until late spring.

Plant and tuber:

Flesh colour: yellow
Skin colour: yellow
Tuber shape: oval
Eye depth: 7,6 – very shallow
Foliage development: very rapid, uniform emergence
Storage ability: 7,0 – good
Yield: 54 t/ha (according to own studies) – very high. Yield percentage above 110 percent compared
to the standard during first harvest period
Dormancy period: medium
Length of the vegetation period: 78 days


Consumption quality:

Cooking type: B – slightly mealy (starch content 13%)
Taste: 7,1 – very good
Especially recommended for: steamed and boiled potatoes, baked potato



PCN: Ro1 – susceptible
Synchytrium endobioticum: D1 – resistant
Common scab: 6,0 – medium/high
Mechanical damage: 6,0 – medium/high
Foliage blight: 3,0 – medium
Tuber blight: 4,0 – medium
Potato virus Y (PVY): 8,0 – high
Metribuzin sensitivity: moderately sensitive


Site requirements:

Piwonia has middle demands to soil quality, fertilization and water supply. It is especially suitable for light and middle soil types.

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