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Nectar
Nectar
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Description:
An excellent variety for the retail/fresh/packing sector. NECTAR produces very high yields of medium to large tubers with outstanding uniformity. Tuber numbers are good and skin finish is bright, smooth and attractive. Due to high resistance to silver scurf and black dot, pack-out percentages are exceptional from long term storage. Excellent texture and taste profile.

Parentage:
Famosa x Red Cara

Dormancy:
Normal (6)

Maturity:
Early maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh

Nectar


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval to long-oval

Skin colour:
White with very faint red eyes

Flesh colour:
Light yellow

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
20%

Overall keeping quality:
Excellent

Damage:
6

Bruising:
6

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
5

Powdery scab:
4

Foliage blight:
5

Tuber blight:
7

Blackleg:
4

Wart disease:
I

PCN Ro1:
S

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• As NECTAR produces good tuber numbers, wide inter row spacing is recommended.
• NECTAR has good resistance to drought but irrigation may be required on some soils to avoid common scab.
• Herbicide sensitivity: Metribuzin can be used pre-emergence only.


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