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Cara
Cara
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Description:
Very robust variety with excellent resistance to drought, foliage and tuber blight and good resistance to common scab and viruses. It is extremely high yielding and very uniform. CARA is also a versatile potato suitable for a wide range of culinary uses including frying.

Parentage:
Ulster Glade x A25/19

Dormancy:
Normal (6)

Maturity:
Late maincrop

Cooking type:
B

Market:
Fresh / French fries / Organic

Cara


Tuber Characteristics


Shape:
Short oval

Skin colour:
White with red eyes

Flesh colour:
Cream

Eye depth:
Shallow

DM:
19%

Overall keeping quality:
Very good

Damage:
7

Bruising:
8

Yield:
Very High


Resistance to Diseases & Pests


Common scab:
7

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