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Electra
Electra
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Description:
ELECTRA performs consistently well across a wide range of geographic locations, producing high yields of large, bright tubers with excellent appearance and free from internal defects. ELECTRA has good resistance to common scab, foliage blight and gangrene and keeps very well in store. It has good taste and is suitable for dishes where a firm potato is used.

Parentage:
C1992/42 x Picasso

Dormancy:
Long (8)

Maturity:
Early maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh

Electra


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval

Skin colour:
Yellow with very feint pink eye

Flesh colour:
Light yellow

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
18%

Overall keeping quality:
Very good

Damage:
6

Bruising:
8

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
8

Powdery scab:
5

Foliage blight:
5

Tuber blight:
2

Blackleg:
4

Wart disease:
S

PCN Ro1:
R

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• ELECTRA is an indeterminate variety, therefore excessive uptake of N must be avoided.
• Use low rate of N and plan for crops to be in senescence before haulm destruction.
• Harvest gently to avoid hairline cracking.
• Cutting seed prior to planting is not recommended.
• Moderately susceptible to spraing/PMTV - put control measures in place.


Key

Scale of 1 to 9 (9 being the most desirable)

I = Immune R = Resistant S = Susceptible n/a = Result Not Available

Cooking Type A = Firm, B = Fairly Firm, C = Floury, D = Very Floury