Taurus

TAURUS

  • Very strong variety
  • Good yield
  • Broad adaptation
  • Good tolerance to dry circumstances
  • Good storability

      Tuber Characteristics
      Cooking type: BC - Mealy
      Maturity:
      Medium late
      Yield mature:
      Medium
      Tuber size: Round / Round oval
      Tuber shape:
      Round oval
      Number of tubers:
      9-11
      Flesh after cooking: Light yellow
      Skin colour: Yellow
      Dormancy period: Very long
      Emergence: Slow
      Metribuzin sensitivity: Little sensitive
      Foliage development: Strong
      Internal bruising: Very sensitive
      Little Potato disorder: Little sensitive
      Dry matter content/Starch: 23,3% / 17,3%
      UWW / Specific gravity: 432 / 1,094
      Spraing Slightly susceptible
      Foliage Blight Slightly susceptible
      Tuber Blight Susceptible
      Common scab Slightly susceptible
      Powdery scab Moderate resistant
      PVY Susceptible
      Yntn tuber tolerance Tolerant

      PCN Resistance
      Type
       Value
      Ro1
      9
      Ro2/3
      6
      Pa2
      1
      Pa3
      -

       
       Wart Disease
      Fysio
       Value
      F1 3
      F2 3
      F6 3
      F18
      1

      General production advice ware potatoes

      Pre-treatment and planting
      • TAURUS has a long dormancy.
      • The apical dominance is quite strong.
      • Allow the seed to acclimatize to the local conditions before planting.
      • Do not store the seed potatoes lower than 5°C. Warm them up sufficiently before planting.
      • If an apical sprout is present, remove it and plant with small white buds.
      • Always treat TAURUS seeds and soil against Rhizoctonia.
                Growing attention points
                • Emergence is uniform with a good foliage development.
                • TAURUS has a good drought tolerance.
                • For an early variety, TAURUS has a quite good resistant to Phytophthora.
                • TAURUS is susceptible to Alternaria. Start treatments at flowering time.
                      Haulm killing and harvest
                      • Ensure the crop is naturally mature before haulm killing.
                      • Tubers are big size. Harvest and store with care to prevent damage and bruising.
                      • TAURUS is moderately susceptible to bruising. Reduce drop heights and avoid mechanical
                      • damage.
                      Storage
                      • TAURUS has a long dormancy and has good storability.
                      • Take care of the wound healing period.
                      • Store at a stable 8 °C.
                      • Ventilate regularly, but briefly, to prevent CO2 accumulation.
                      • As TAURUS has a long dormancy, the quantity of sprout inhibitors can be reduced for long term storage.