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Red Cara
Red Cara
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Description:
Tubers are uniform and suitable for a range of culinary uses including french fries. It is high yielding and keeps well in storage. RED CARA emerges and develops a canopy rapidly. These vigorous plants are very resistant to a range of pests, diseases and viruses.

Parentage:
Ulster Glade x A25/19

Dormancy:
Normal (6)

Maturity:
Late maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh / French fries / Organic

Red Cara


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Oval

Skin colour:
Red

Flesh colour:
Cream

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
19%

Overall keeping quality:
Good

Damage:
7

Bruising:
8

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
6

Powdery scab:
3

Foliage blight:
7

Tuber blight:
7

Blackleg:
6

Wart disease:
I

PCN Ro1:
R

PCN Pallida:
S


Growing Advice:
• Avoid overuse of N fertiliser to prevent excessive foliage growth and late maturity.
• 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