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PERFORMANCE OF INDUSTRIAL TYPE POTATO CLONES: SUITABLE FOR FRENCH FRIES

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Author Name: Mehedi Hasan, Mohsina Afreen, Mubashshir Muntaha Bari, Tasnin Khan Eusufzai, Mohammad Ataur Rahman, Abu Shamim Mohammad Nahiyan, Tahmina Khan and A. F. M. Jamal Uddin
Research Area: Agricultural Science
Volume: 11
Issue: 02
Page No: 05–10
Emailed: 50
Total Downloads: 1849
Country: Bangladesh
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DOI: http://doi.org/10.55706/ijbssr11202



The study at the Farm of Horticulture Innovation Lab. BD., Department of Horticulture in Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh, aimed to assess potato clones (P 1106 and P 1117) and checks (Check 1 and Check 2) for production potential and industrial traits. To determine yield performance and industrial suitability growth parameters and quality traits were examined. P 1117 demonstrated swift emergence (14 DAP) and taller plants (95.00 cm) at 60 DAP than checks. Both clones achieved full foliage coverage (100%) and higher main stems per hill (6.57), indicating robust growth. Quicker days to tuber initiation (39.00 days for P 1117) suggested better overall tuber development. At 90 DAP, P 1106 had more tubers per hill (14.2), while P 1117 excelled in weight (715.3 g) and yield (55.3 Mt/Ha), showcasing its potential. P 1117's high dry matter content (23.17%) suited for French fry production. P 1106 and P 1117 had lower reducing sugar levels, minimizing browning, and showed low oil absorption (2.87% and 2.83%), aligning with health-conscious demands. Morphological analysis highlighted uniform skin, flesh color and tuber shape in P 1106 and P 1117 ideal for consistent appearance. In conclusion, P 1117's promising yield potential, industrial traits, and robust growth emphasize its suitability for French fry production. Selecting suitable potato varieties is pivotal for efficiency and quality-driven production.