Why Panamera?

  • Good adaptation to adverse weather conditions;
  • Save on Nitrogen: Panamera needs only a ⅓ of the nitrogen gift for Spunta: more than that affects yields & crop maturing negatively;
  • Strong covering foliage protects against the sun, heat and tuber moth;
  • Very good resistance to Late blight and scab;
  • Yields: 40 ton per ha;
  • Yields in second season higher than Spunta;
  • Beautiful, bright & smooth skin;
  • Tasty

Variety characteristics:

  • Cooking type: quite firm cooking
  • Harvestable crop from 120 days onwards
  • Yield mature: higher than Spunta: 40 ton per ha
  • Tuber size: large
  • Tuber shape: oval
  • number of tubers: 9-11
  • Flesh colour after cooking: yellow
  • Skin colour: light yellow
  • Dry matter content: 20,7 %
  • Foliage blight: nearly resistant
  • Tuber blight: resistant
  • Common scab: nearly resistant

Planting

  • Row distance: at least 75 cm
  • Planting distance: 30 cm
  • Planting depth: normal

Fertilizer

  • Adapt fertilizer program according to data of soil analysis;
  • N: We recommend 90 kg nitrogen per ha (including soil supply);
  • N: a split gift of N is advisable, with 4/5 before planting and 1/5 after planting at flowering/tuberisation;
  • Phosphorous and Potassium/Kalium according to standard use;
  • Do not use organic fertilizer: this will cause irregular maturing of the crop

Pre-treatment

  • Take the seed out of the cold store on time, at around 2 to 3 weeks prior to planting. Planting is done best with tuber in ‘white buds stadium’: see photo; place bags in ventilated area at ambient temperature. Do not pile the bags up;
  • Treatment against Rhizoctonia is advised especially for second season;

Growing attention points

  • Can be grown on all soil types;
  • Sencor: a ¼ of the dose advised on the packing is advisable; make sure to apply prior to emergence, otherwise foliage damage (burning) can occur : if a ridging hiller is used, Sencor treatment can probably be omitted, depending on weed pressure.
  • The variety has a good resistance to Late blight. However keep alert and spray on time when necessary;

Haulmkilling and harvest

Take care of a good skin set period before harvesting, to harden the skin completely.