Fontane an early maincrop high yielding processing variety for the production of French fries and flakes.

  • Large tubers
  • High dry matter content
  • Suitable for different types of soil

Tuber Characteristics

  • Skin Colour Yellow
  • Flesh ColourLight Yellow
  • Tuber ShapeOval
  • Tuber SizeQuite Large
  • Harvest Damage Quite Sensitive
  • Dry Matter Content%23,2
  • Cooking Type Floury / BC
  • DormancyAverage

Plant Characteristics

  • Maturity Early Maincrop
  • Foliage Initial DevelopmentQuite Fast
  • Flower ColourWhite


  • Golden Nematode Ro ¼Resistant
  • Common ScabMinimum Susceptible
  • Powdery ScabMinimum Susceptible
  • Virus – YnSusceptible
  • Virus – YntnMinimum Susceptible
  • Late Blight-TuberMinimum Susceptible
  • Late Blight-FoliageSusceptible
  • SpraingMinimum Susceptible
  • FusariumMinimum Susceptible
  • Wart Disease F1Quite Susceptible

Harvest and Dormancy

Harvest: Wait at least three weeks after haulm killing before harvesting, as Fontane is quite sensitive to harvest damage and black spot.

Dormancy: Fontane has a good dormancy and is suitable for long term storage at 7°C.

Growing Recommendations

  • It is preferred to grow in good soil,
  • Planting depth should be compared to normal local standards.
  • Planting distance should be 3,800 bt / for plant density of 35/55 mm depending on plant density.
  • Within 3-4 days before planting; it is recommended to encourage sprouting.