German breeder Niehoff presents heat tolerant variety at Potato Europe

Breeding Company K.-H. Nütoff from Bütow will present a brand new, interesting potato variety this week at PotatoEurope 2018 in Bockerode, Germany. The potato is marketed under the name Macarena and was created for the food and export market. The medium-early potato (ready for harvest from mid-August) was newly registered this year, it is particularly storable and has a red skin. The biggest advantage is that the variety works well in longer periods of dry and hot weather and still generates high yields, says a spokesman for the breeding company. In the course of this year’s summer weather extremes, the question was how the variety will behave in storage after difficult cultivation conditions. Read more