FRANCISCA is an early, high yielding, cooking type B ware potato. It has oval tubers with shallow eyes, smooth skin, yellow flesh and excellent culinary qualities. Suitable for prepacking and direct marketing. Resistant to PCN Ro1,4. FRANCISCA is also highly resistant to Rhizoctonia, blackleg, bruising, damages, common scab, Yntn, and tuber rots.


Maturity Early
Plant type Stem type
Growth habit Semi-upright
Color of flower White
Foliage development Rapid
Number of tubers High
Dormancy Low, Medium

Tuber characteristics

Tuber shape Oval
Flesh color Yellow
Eye depth Shallow, Medium
Skin color Yellow
Skin characteristic Smooth


Nematodes Ro 1, Ro 4
Leaf blight Low, Medium
Tuber blight High
Rhizoctonia Medium
Black leg High
Common scab Medium
Internal rust spot Medium, High
Damages High, Very high
Bruising Very high
PVY ntn High
PLRV Very high

Yield and Quality

Market outlet Ware, Directmarketing, Premium quality for pre-packing
Yield High, Very high
Share oversize Low
Share undersize Medium
Cooking type Fairly firm cooking
After cooking discoloration Low
Discoloration raw Low