We are absolutely delighted with our potato varieties that shone in the Potatoes South Africa 2017/2018 Cultivar Trials on Sesisonke Farms in the Eastern Free State, with Essenza and Mondeo cracking first and second places! These results are particularly gratifying as it was a dryland trial, under difficult conditions.
Essenza came out tops of 17 varieties, outscoring all other varieties on yield. Just second on yield was Mondeo but it was tops on the marketing index. Ariata was only just outscored on both indices by Sifra, proving its value as an all-rounder.
Essenza and Mondeo also produced very well on size, well above average of the trial, with the biggest percentage being large, followed by medium and medium large.
Marketing index – an indication of acceptability of the grading and marketable product of total yield.