Bavatop is an interesting starch variety for the production of high starch yield even on soils with problems of nematodes.
Very high starch content (up to 24%) very high starch yield, medium-high number of tubers; regular calibration.
- Nematodes: Ro 1, 3, 4, 5; Pa 2, 3
- Y-Virus (PVY): high
- potato leaf roll: medium
- late blight: high
- black leg: high
- common scab: medium
- potatoe wart disease: 1
Short-oval shape; depth of eyes shallow to medium light yellow flesh.
Intensive blue coloured flowers; erect, tall plant.
Bavatop should be planted in rows allowing 32 – 34 cm in a well prepared seedbed with regular water supply. Seed tubers should be warmed up before planting; Bavatop shows no sensitive reaction to late Metribuzin application; Due to a good tolerance to late blight, spraying intervals can be less than average; N-supply up to 150 kg N / ha and potassium up to 300 kg / ha is recommended.